I graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2014 studying ecosystem management and German language. Originally interested in geology and linguistics, my passions shifted towards the more mortal world of ecosystem and conservation sciences focusing generally on fish & wildlife population analysis. Research and study has taken me to central and eastern Europe, southern Africa, the Brazilian Amazon, and around the US. At GDPE I will be working with Dr. Paul Evangelista to investigate the role of biodiversity in ecosystem services of the Ethiopian Highlands. I'm generally interested in ecological modeling, ehtnoecology, environmental ethics and policy, reintroductions, and anything else worth having a debate about. Outside of academics I'm a big fan of moving - climbing, basketball, soccer, mountain biking, backpacking, whitewater.