This site is a place where you can read about my activities with plant pathology and community outreach during my time as a PhD student at Penn State University.  Please have a look around and feel free to contact me!

About Me

I was born and raised in New Hampshire where I fostered an appreciation for the outdoors through hiking and working in my parents' sprawling garden.  Although my love of travel has taken me to far off places, I draw inspiration from my family and friends at home.
My formal introduction to agriculture and ecology was working on a diversified farm in rural Maine.  Since then, I have studied many subjects pertaining to farming and conservation.  I enjoy viewing agricultural and natural landscapes through the complex biological interactions found in both.  I am currently the Stewardship & Outreach Manager at the Greenwich Land Trust.  There I work to improve the ecological health of conservation lands in southwest Connecticut and teach people the importance of protecting open space.  


Email: sac327 (at)

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