Office Location: 127 Sawyer Environmental Research Building, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jacquelyn Gill
Biographical Statement: As an M.S. student in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program, I am interested in finding the differences between human- and climate-caused changes in forest structure in the northeastern United States. I am particularly interested in how indigenous people used fire to shape their environs prior to the widespread use of agriculture. Since receiving my B.S. in Environmental Biology from Cazenovia College, I have worked throughout the U.S. in salt deserts, grasslands, subalpine systems, and temperate rainforests researching plant systems and teaching people about their local ecology. I also enjoy long-distance hiking, rock climbing, and crooning over small forbs.