My professional interests, from science research to communication and writing, are united by a fascination with making and sharing discoveries about the natural world – not only generating knowledge, but ensuring that it is accessible and meaningful. As is the case for many ecologists, this purpose is rooted in a lifelong connection to nature that grounds my personal values as well.

I recently finished my PhD in Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, focused on environmental drivers of disease in high-altitude streams. Leading up to this, I completed a Master’s in Fishery Resources at the University of Idaho, studying determinants of juvenile salmon survival, and worked as a science educator and interpreter in community-based settings.

I now live in Missoula, MT where I act as a consultant and communicator focused on making ecology research accessible and meaningful to community stakeholders.