Julia Monk


I’m bi and I’m a community and ecosystem ecologist. //

I’m a PhD student and I study how apex predators influence nutrient cycling and carbon storage. I conduct my fieldwork in the Argentine Andes, researching puma-vicuña interactions—which mainly involves hiking around looking for carcasses. It’s important to me to be out in my professional life—and to be vocal about social and racial justice in every setting—to show that science isn’t divorced from social issues and that we can only do our best work after we have confronted the inequality and biases that remain pervasive in our field.