IÃ¢Â?Â?m a new masterÃ¢Â?Â?s student working with David Cooper. I graduated with a B.S. in Plant Biology from UC Davis in 2006. I have spent the last six years enjoying the outdoors and calling plants names as a field botanist, appreciating the challenge of learning new floras and working with a diverse array of people. I hope to gain a deeper understanding of experimental design, vegetation ecology, and hydrology here at CSU. IÃ¢Â?Â?ll be working on a vegetation classification of fens in the San Juan Mountains and investigating the environmental limitations of Sphagnum moss, specifically along a pH/mineral gradient. My husband and I are looking forward to sinking our heals in and calling Ft Collins home for the next two years.