I am an M.S. student working with Amy Angert and Anna Schoettle. After receiving a BA from the Claremont Colleges, I began working for the National Park Service, first in Environmental Education and then in Natural Resource Management. The last three summers I have been working with Dr. Schoettle on a limber pine gene conservation research project up at Rocky Mountain National Park, the goal of which is to protect limber pine forests from white pine blister rust and other threats. My dissertation will involve the adaptive capacity of limber pine trees.