About Me

Riley Andrade

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
University of Florida

I am interested in understanding the dynamic connections between people and biodiversity through community-based approaches to conservation. My love for experiencing nature in local spaces drives my professional interest to help make cities (and other areas people live, work, or visit) landscapes that can mutually support both human well-being and biodiversity. 

Originally from upstate NY, I enjoy engaging in a variety of outdoor activities. My favorites include hiking and backpacking, rock climbing, and kayaking. I have an 8-year “puppy” who also joins on these adventures whenever possible. Some other interests include gardening, reading, and experiencing new places, food, and music.