I am a landscape ecologist interested in exploring how to better incorporate ecological function and climate change resilience into the design of human-centric spaces such as cities and suburbs. I am passionate about researching how to expand the availability of greenspace in urban settings to create more equitable, healthy cities. My doctoral work focuses on how to design suburban front yards that can be both appealing to neighborhood residents and also provide habitat for invertebrate communities.
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Global Resource Systems; Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Ames, IA; Minors: Sustainability, Horticulture, Spanish, Animal Science
Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA) & Master of Science (MS) in Ecosystem Science and Management; University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS); Ann Arbor, Michigan