Alexander Silva is a graduate student at Indiana University pursing a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs. In 2019, he co-authored a publication in the Journal of Mammalogy on the reproduction of white-tailed deer in Coast Rica. Prior to graduate school, he worked for over two years as a Wildlife Technician with Stantec Environmental Consulting, where he conducted bird and bat fatality surveys, wetland delineation, and vernal pool surveys. He also worked on recovery and pollution mitigation efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. He is a certified Associate Wildlife Biologist through The Wildlife Society.