I grew up among the field patches and thickly forested rolling hills of New Hampshire. I am an inquisitive observer, lifelong learner, and discerning participant in ecological systems. I strive to balance theory and practice, and in the process facilitate learning (CV). 

Over time, I've pursued my passion for teaching and study of the environment. At Middlebury College in Vermont (Independent Scholar, B.A. '09), I forged a foundation in the natural sciences and humanities. In University of Oregon's Environmental Studies Program (M.S. '14), I refined the focus of my work to ecology, soil science, biogeochemistry (Eugene-Springfield Urban Ecosystem) and design.

I continue to teach and research, as a Ph.D. student in Dartmouth's Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems & Society program.