Randy Creaser is a graduate student in the Forestry and Natural Resources Department at Purdue University, where he studies under Dr. Liz Flaherty. His research is focused on the Citizen Science Project with Polar Bears International, which is a long-term monitoring study that utilizes photography to assess polar bear ecology. He grew up in a small town in Wyoming before receiving a bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation as well as Economics from Brigham Young University. While at BYU he assisted in desert bighorn sheep research. After graduation he helped study rhesus macaque monkeys at the University of Texas at Austin and then worked on the Medicine Bow National Forest and Thunder basin National Grassland until coming to Purdue.