Jeronimo graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Wildlife Science in 2013. He joined the Hopkins lab in May 2014 to work with Cathy Jachowski on her project, Land Use Effects on Hellbenders in Virginia.

Jeronimo’s interest in salamanders started when he worked as a lead technician in the Southern Appalachian Silviculture and Biodiversity Study, which focused on the effects of forest management on different salamander species. Prior to working at the Hopkins lab, Jeronimo worked with federally endangered flatwood salamanders at Eglin Air Force base, and participated on multiple projects involving a variety of amphibian and reptile species.

Geronimo is now an M.S. Candidate at Tennessee State University.