About me: While I’ve always been excited and curious about learning about the ecosystems around me, it wasn’t until I got involved with the Flambeau Experiment, a long term research project in northern Wisconsin, that I became interested in forests from a research perspective.
Areas of research: I am working on a MS in Forestry with Dr. Jodi Forrester, investigating how fungal diversity on decomposing logs affects the decay rate. Ultimately I want to gain a better understanding of how coarse woody debris affects the forest ecosystem as a whole.
Career goal: I want to continue researching forest ecology, whether it be with a government agency or academic institution.
Previous degrees: I got my bachelor’s degree in conservation biology at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Other interests: In my free time I go out hunting for mushrooms, slime molds, and lichen to photograph.