I received my B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Since then, I have worked at environmental labs in Nevada and Colorado as well as tracking bighorn sheep in the Bighorn Canyon as a volunteer for the USGS. I moved to Colorado 9 years ago, and for the past 4 years I have worked as the Research Coordinator at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at CSU. I will be working on my master's, under the guidance of Jason Sibold, on fire history in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve.