I am a master's candidate within the Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Department at CSU. I am originally from New Jersey and achieved a Bachelors of Science in Ecology and Natural Resources with a GIS Certificate at Rutgers University in 2005. After my undergraduate career, I travelled around the US and worked as a field technician within the Northwest, Alaska, Northeast, Puerto Rico and the Colorado Rockies. I have spent several seasons removing invasive plants off of natural lands as well as participated in wildlife and vegetation surveys with the Forest Service, Nature Conservancy and Colorado Division of Wildlife. Broadly, my interests lie in enhancing natural lands and ecological integrity at a landscape scale. Aside of this career I have also spent six years working as a ski and snowboard instructor at Steamboat Ski Resort.