PhD University of Georgia
MS Michigan Technological University
BA The College of St. Scholastica
I am an Ashland native and grew up right down the street from Northland. Before graduate school, I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay from 2014 to 2016, where I worked with local farmers to reforest degraded farm land.
My research area is family forest landowners and how and why they manage their forestland. My current research highlights the role of African Americans and women as forest landowners.
I have always had a passion for liberal arts education, maybe even more than for natural resources. I even represented the study body on the general education committee for a couple of years as an undergraduate. For me, to be at Northland—The Environmental Liberal Arts College—is just an absolutely perfect fit.
I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors in all four seasons.