Erin received her BS in Environmental Conservation Studies from the University of New Hampshire in 2008. Her undergraduate studies were focused on wetland ecology and restoration and she conducted research on restoration techniques for the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). Following the completion of her BS, Erin worked for the Peace Corps in Morocco and taught environmental education in the High Atlas Mountains in the native language, Berber. Before starting her masterÃ?Â¢??s degree at Eastern Washington University, she worked as a raft guide on the Salmon River in Idaho. She received her MS from Eastern Washington University where she studied the response of riparian vegetation following dam removal on the Elwha River. In the Cooper lab at Colorado State University, Erin will be working with the Forest Service to evaluate conditions of riparian ecosystems in the western U.S in order to prioritize efforts for protection and proposed water development.