A.J. joined Gulf South Research Corporation in 2019. He has over 8 years of experience working on various wildlife projects. The majority of these projects have involved avian surveying and sampling. His past work experience has taken him to a number of unique environments throughout the United States as well as abroad. Notable past projects include monitoring of the endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow in Everglades National Park, exploring the long-term effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on marsh rice rats and seaside sparrows in coastal Louisiana, and demographic studies of the forest bird populations of American Samoa and Saipan.
A.J. received his Bachelor of Science for zoology from Auburn University in 2012. He completed his Master of Science for ecology and evolutionary biology from Tulane University in 2019.