Teaching ecology is my passion.

To do so in an international context would be my dream job. I am interested in both teaching abroad and in providing U.S. students with a global perspective through study-abroad and other cross-cultural opportunities.

My research focuses on the fitness implications of individual variation in body condition among crimson finches (Neochmia phaeton).

I am also a birder, a sometime vagabond, and a connoisseur of fine pastries.

Olga Milenkaya, Ph.D. (please call me Olya)