M.Sc. Sustainable Resource Management
Warren Wilson College
B.A. Human Studies
Predators of Gypsy Moths in Bavarian Mixed Oak Forests under Conditions of Gypsy Moth Outbreak and Treatment with Tebufenozide Insecticide
I recently completed my M.Sc. in Sustainable Resource Management. My first career was in leading expeditions as a wilderness guide, outdoor educator and natural history interpreter, both nationally and internationally. After working for six summers in Southeast Alaska, I decided to return to graduate school with the goal of offering something more substantive in rural and remote communities. I’m interested in community-based resource management, knowledge co-production and actionable science. I am currently a lighthouse keeper at Five Finger Lighthouse with my husband. In my free time, I enjoy wilderness travel, kayaking, reading and learning practical skills of all kinds.
My career goals include working with community leaders, multidisciplinary teams and boundary-spanning organizations at the interface of science, management and policy to support climate change adaptation and coastal community resilience.
- Human dimensions of coastal ecology
My research interests are in pairing Indigenous and local knowledge with Western science to inform resource management and support local governance. I am interested in the co-production of actionable science based in community-driven priorities for climate adaptation and resilience.
- Education Program Coordinator, Whale Tales Symposium, Whale Trust Maui
- Community Science Fellow with American Geophysical Union's Thriving Earth Exchange program
- United States Arctic Research Consortium
- Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals