I am a new Ph.D. student working with Alan Knapp and Patrick Martin, and my research is going to focus on the ecophysiological adaptations of Rocky Mountain conifers to climate change. I moved to Fort Collins during the summer of 2012 and love Colorado. Since moving here, IÃ¢Â?Â?ve been working for CSU as a Research Associate in the Biology department, managing the establishment of a long-term multi-state experiment on the effects of drought on grasslands. I moved to Fort Collins from Connecticut, where I received a Master of Forest Science degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Before that I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and International Studies from Colby College. To unwind, I enjoy ultimate frisbee, hiking, skiing, and rock climbing.