Elizabeth Beilke is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biology under the advisement of Dr. Joy O’Keefe at Indiana State University. Her research is focused on the spatial and trophic ecology of bats in the Southern Appalachians. She holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Science from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and has worked for agencies such as the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Much of her previous work concentrated on threatened and endangered species (the humpback chub, the least tern, the piping plover, and the red-cockaded woodpecker), and conservation is one of her motivations in pursuing Biology. She is very excited to be working with bats now, and you can follow her in her adventures on Instagram. She is also passionate about modern board games and vegetarianism.