Conservation Biology and Planning (specifics to be determined)
Interests & future goals:
After joining the Department of Natural Resources in January 2010, I began my master’s work in the resource management field in the Conservation Biology and Planning program. Combining my background studies and work in land use, and my personal interests as an avid hiker and backpacker, backcountry skier, and road cyclist I am fascinated by the interface between human impacts on natural processes. Thus, I intend to focus on broader human actions that have notably increasing implications on large-scale landscape patterns and processes.
Having worked with agencies including the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Studies and the White Mountain National Forest in the past, I plan on focusing my master’s work on recreational land uses within areas with high heterogeneity and biodiversity. Following graduation, I plan on working with the Parks Service so I will be able to apply my gained knowledge from the Department of Natural Resources Conservation as well as pursue my personal interests in the outdoors.
Updated: August 5, 2010