I have a background in wildlife biology from the University of Rhode Island. I have had field jobs working with Lesser Prairie Chickens, Spotted Salamanders, Porcupines, invasive weeds in Yellowstone NP, and Northern Goshawks here in eastern Washington. For four years I worked with the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program in Abuquerque, New Mexico monitoring the health of the riparian ecosystem along the Middle Rio Grand Valley. Through all these experiences I have worked closely with middle and high school students and have most recently taught science to middle school students in Maine. My research interests are in plant ecology and restoration management. I am currently looking at how the water use of the invasive reed canary grass affects the stream flow in small creeks in eastern Washington.
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