Education & Curriculum Vitae
B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Dr. Freidenburg is an ecologist who conducts research in freshwater ecosystems with a particular focus on amphibians. She obtained her B.A. from Pomona College and then worked as a fisheries biologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Washington State. Her position with USFWS involved conducting research on the swimming abilities of young salmon in the Columbia River, a heavily dammed ecosystem. Pursuing her interest in fish and freshwater, Dr. Freidenburg attended the University of Washington where she received her M.S. in Fisheries Science. She then moved east, switched study organisms (from fish to frogs), and received her Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. As a Lecturer at Yale’s School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Dr. Freidenburg teaches courses that incorporate ecology, conservation, and a field-based approach to learning. Dr. Freidenburg also continues her research on wetlands and amphibians where her current focus is centered on understanding how suburban landscapes and associated land use impact amphibian populations.