I’m a Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Geography, where I research issues around property, energy, and inheritance in western North Dakota. Currently, I’m an editor at Edge Effects, a digital magazine of environmental humanities and the primary publication of the UW-Madison Center for Culture, History, and Environment. As part of my Ph.D. program, I teach courses in historical geography and environmental history and enjoy my work with undergraduate students. Finally, I’m a writer and lead a writer’s group for graduate students in the environmental humanities that supports both creative and scholarly work.
I aspire to a career in higher education where I can contribute to the future of the environmental humanities within the university. Most recently, I worked as Program Director at the University of Virginia Center for Cultural Landscapes, where I took a lead role in the successful development of a Mellon Foundation proposal to fund an interdisciplinary initiative in Landscape Studies. I decided to return to graduate school as a doctoral student to build my own research agenda within the field of Landscape Studies and work directly with undergraduate students as a teacher.
Outside of school and work, I like to get outdoors, compete in triathlons, and travel. I’m a Virginia transplant to the Midwest and love to swim in Wisconsin's many beautiful lakes.