I began working with the 'Digital Educational Resources in Microbial Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity' (DERMEED) program in January, 2005. My background is in environmental science, where I studied transport of Lead and Diesel Range Organic (DRO) in conjunction with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC). The study was in a rifle range that was on top of a peat wetland in Juneau, AK. My masters study is the aqueous geochemistry and microbes in hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.
Outside of academics I enjoy bicycling, sculpting, boat building, and orchid growing. But really I like bikes, if it has two wheels, I have to pedal it, and it is up hill I probably like it. My recent favorite quote is "I ride my bike to ride my bike"... actually it is to race.
EducationM.S., Earth Sciences, Montana State University Bozeman, student 2004 - Current
B.S., Environmental Science, University of Alaska SE Juneau, 2002