Pat is the Project Coordinator for the Integrated Deer Management Project at Purdue University, a statewide interdisciplinary research effort. Pat received his B.S. in Biology from Davidson College in 2011, where he worked with a number of local bird species, and his M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from Iowa State University in 2018, where he studied the survival, cause-specific mortality, and habitat use of white-tailed deer fawns. He has spent time tracking mountain lions in California, developing mitigation techniques for human-elephant conflict in South Africa, and monitoring the endangered ocelot in Texas. At Purdue, Pat coordinates the efforts of a large team of faculty, graduate and undergraduate student researchers, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, as well as fosters collaboration with private landowners.