Sami Livingston (she/her)

PhD Student

Sami is a graduate student in the Dayer Human Dimensions Lab and pursuing a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences. She is working on a collaborative project to prevent human disturbance of shorebirds along the Atlantic Flyway. She is supporting staff from Audubon, Manomet, and USFWS to implement community-based social marketing campaigns across the Flyway. Sami graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Fish and Wildlife Conservation. While an undergraduate, she helped perform a social media analysis on the role of parenthood, emotion, and anthropomorphism towards southern resident killer whales, also in the Dayer Lab. She also interned with the Office of Sustainability at Virginia Tech to assess the sourcing, consumption, and disposal of food on campus and within Virginia Tech’s dining halls. In her free time, Sami enjoys reading, crafting, and binging podcasts.