I first heard about Northland College after I had already finished my undergraduate degree, while working as an intern studying avian disease on the Big Island of Hawaii. I remember that after talking with another intern about his experience here, I was upset that there was no graduate program because that meant I would never get to experience life at Northland College. Well, never say never, as the saying goes!
I am in the beginning stages of setting up a research program here, where I would like to continue and build upon previous research. Broadly speaking, I am interested in ecology and more specifically in ornithology and behavioral ecology. However, my interests are wide-ranging and include conservation biology, population ecology, natural history, ecological genetics, science communication, agriculture and food production.... the list is never-ending. I have found that the research community at Northland and in all of Ashland fosters the kind of "big picture" science that I love. I am always looking for and interested in collaborating on research, so feel free to contact me with ideas.
I was born and raised in Wisconsin, but have spent the last 10 years out of the state, so getting to come back here has been incredibly fun and rewarding. I enjoy anything that has to do with the lake and water, biking, hiking, camping, cross-country skiing, and gardening. When it is too cold to go outside, I like to sew, knit, cook, and bake. I'm rarely sitting down!