Nice to meet you. I am an ecosystem ecologist, use she/her pronouns, and have been a Science Communication Fellow in the Anthropocene Studies Section of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History focused on their NSF-funded Climate and Rural Systems Partnership (CRSP) since January 2020. In my role, I co-produce local climate knowledge with rural stakeholders, translate research, design and facilitate climate communication workshops (online and in person), collaborate closely with museum educators and learning researchers, co-develop communication resources with rural educators, and study the impacts of my science communication. Inside and outside the museum, I'm involved in decolonizing natural history and conservation science. I am also a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow and a scientific illustrator. Prior to this work my research focused on the greenhouse gas footprint of conventional agriculture in Michigan, the scale of agricultural conservation needed in Iowa to improve water quality, and the role of climate change in a nitrate-polluted aquifer in Botswana.
Please get in touch with me if you are interested in collaborating!
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Updated 2 Jan 2021.