Connor moved from East Lansing, Michigan to Gainesville, Florida in August of 2014. She attended Bond University in Queensland, Australia in 2010 studying contemporary issues in law and society and received her B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University. During her time at Michigan State, Connor worked as a field research assistant for the Department of Plant Biology conducting rare plant surveys in a migratory bird sanctuary. She enjoys travelling, kayaking, and hiking with her two dogs.
Connor’s area of research interest is large mammalian species, especially within the context of invasives. Connor graduated and completed her thesis, "Potential Resource Competition between Feral Swine (Sus scrofa) and white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on Florida Rangelands" in August 2016. After graduation Connor relocated to her hometown of Lansing, MI. She is currently working as a seasonal research assistant for the plant biology department at Michigan State University and hopes to pursue a career in mammalian ecology.