This site is a place where you can read about my activities with environmental conservation, plant pathology, and community outreach during my time as a PhD student at Penn State University. All photography and content is my own unless otherwise specified.

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 Conservation & Outreach Director at 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.