Kelsey Biles is an avian ecologist with a passion for conservation and raptor research. She is currently the Conservation Director at Houston Audubon, where she works towards conserving urban and coastal bird populations across southeast Texas. She has a PhD in Biology from the University of North Texas, where she studied American Kestrel conservation. In her previous years of conservation research, she led teams and mentored undergraduate students in deepening their hands-on experience of bird conservation practices. Kelsey is a native Texan and has lived in many towns, big and small, across the state. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at Arlington and Master of Science in Biology from Baylor University.