I grew up in lovely Minneapolis, Minnesota and received my bachelorÃ??Ã?Â¢??s degree in Environmental Studies and International Studies from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Since then I have worked in GIS, data analysis, and nonprofit consulting for several years, both in Minnesota and in Connecticut. I am coming to CSU as a new MS student, where I will be working with Kevin Crooks and Sarah Reed. My MS research will focus on investigating the effects of human recreation on wildlife species of concern in San Diego County, California. In my free time I love to hike, canoe, cook, and ski. I am thrilled to be joining the GDPE community!