Coral Gardner received her B.S. in Biology and minor in Geography from Southern Utah University in 2016. After graduation, she spent two years working with SUU and the BLM to conduct herpetofauna occupancy surveys on the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and examined how vegetation treatments for Greater Sage-grouse impacts the reptile and amphibian community. She has three Natural History Notes published with the Herpetological Review based on her field observations. Coral also worked with The Nature Conservancy in Mississippi, on conservation projects for endangered species including; raising and releasing gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) and gopher frogs (Lithobates capito), and surveying Black Pine Snakes (Pituophis melanoleucus lodingi). Coral came to The University of Arizona in spring 2020 to start her Master’s in Wildlife Conservation and Management and join Matt Goode’s lab to study Herpetofauna Response to Woody Plant Encroachment. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and likes to explore the outdoors through rock climbing, canyoneering, camping, and hiking.