I am a scientist who is passionate about making a difference in our world and the lives of those we connect to. My work centers around using research, community engagement, and education to fight climate change. As an invited speaker at conferences and contributor to publications, I share my insights on climate change and land-based climate solutions to reach general audiences who otherwise haven't connected with climate change concepts.

As Conservation Programs Coordinator at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, I excel in securing and managing grants, overseeing full grant lifecycles, and providing expert guidance and support to staff. I am proud to have initiated INHF's Land-Based Climate Solutions program, and I actively lead the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee. 

Work experience

Conservation Programs Coordinator // Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation

January 2019 - Present

Outdoor Guide // Wander Women

February 2021  - Present

Grant Writing Intern // Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation 
May 2018 – December 2018

Graduate Research Assistant // Iowa State University

August 2016 – May 2018

Certifications and Awards


Master of Science in Environmental Science // Iowa State University

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Minor in Biology // Iowa State University

Graduated summa cum laude and with Honors

Presentations and Publications


Feature Articles

Peer-reviewed Publications

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