Austin Roy is a researcher with California Department of Fish & Wildlife and UC Davis. He received his B.S. in Wildlife Management and Conservation from Humboldt State University in 2012. He has worked with a variety of mammal, bird, and herpetofauna species, including endangered species. Austin's previous research has focused on the ecology of small mammals and their ecto-parasites. He regularly works in the field utilizing a variety of techniques to understand small mammal ecology. Currently, Austin researches the the endangered Amargosa vole. Additionally, he works with collaborators to inform best management practices for the species he works with.