Originally from New Hampshire, I received a bachelorâ??s in Environmental Science from Tulane University. After graduating, I moved back up North to New York, where I worked in a variety of fields, including environmental education, horticulture, and land management. As a new M.S. student, Iâ??ll be working with Jason Sibold, looking at the effects of disturbances such as fire and insect outbreaks on forest ecosystem dynamics and characteristics.