After graduating from the University of Southern Indiana and working for a year with the Kentucky Geological Survey, I moved to Northwest Montana to start what would be seven years as a researcher with the National Park Service, United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the University of Montana. As a scientist with the USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, I began working with the aquatics program, including the assessment of climate impacts on native aquatic ecosystems in the Flathead River watershed and in-stream flow modeling and geomorphic assessment of Bull Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout habitat in Northwest Montana. In 2011, I continued work with the USGS and the University of Montana as a GIS Specialist on the Grizzly Bear DNA project. After project completion in 2013, I assisted with a Colorado State University research project in Glacier National Park and subsequently as an Environmental Specialist with a consulting firm on the Colorado Front Range. For my M.S., I will be working on a National Science Foundation long term research project studying state transition and trophic cascades in Yellowstone National ParkÃ¢??s Northern Range. The emphasis of my research are the feedbacks between beavers, geomorphic stability, and groundwater Ã¢?? surface water interactions. When not at the office, I enjoy fly fishing, mountaineering, birding, cooking, and photography.