I am a PhD student in Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working with Erika Marín-Spiotta (lab website). My broad academic interests are in ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry. Specifically I am interested in how human activity and global change influences ecosystem processes and biogeochemical cycles. Currently I focus mostly on tropical terrestrial systems, although my past experience has taken me from the equator to the Arctic, and from lakes and rivers to mountain tops.
I am also passionate about teaching and finding the best ways for students to learn effectively in and out of the classroom.
In my free time I spend as much time as possible outdoors, canoeing, hiking, camping, fishing, and birdwatching.