Rosa Palmer joined WEST as a Wildlife Biologist in Houston, Texas. She is originally from Lima, Peru and moved to the U.S. in 2005. She received her B.S. in Biology from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in 2004 and her M.S. degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management from the University of Arizona in 2013. Her Master’s research focused on population density, habitat use, and life history of 3 different Neotropical tree squirrel species as well as mammal diversity in the Peruvian Amazon.
Rosa has over 15 years of experience doing research and studying wildlife. She has worked with a wide variety of species including small mammals, penguins, sea lions, fur seals, and songbirds, conducting population dynamics, animal behavior, ecological, and conservation research. She has also worked with endangered species such as the Mount Graham red squirrel for The University of Arizona, and Black-capped Vireos for The Nature Conservancy and the University of Illinois.