I am currently a graduate student at Oregon State University pursuing a GIScience Certificate. I earned a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a Minor in Mathematics from University of California in Santa Cruz. Most of my work has been focused on plant ecology in the Sage-Steppe ecosystem, mainly in the Great Basin region including as research assistant on the Sagebrush Chronosequence project and prescribed burns to control Cheatgrass. Most recently I worked for Yellowstone National Park working on their Sagebrush-Steppe long term monitoring project. I have also assisted in studies on long-lived alpine plants such as Bristlecone pine trees, some of the oldest living organisms on the planet, and biodiversity of endemic plants on serpentine soils. I enjoy hiking, solving problems, making maps, learning new skills, and helping people.