I’m a Geography Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I research property law and inheritance practice in the rural Upper Midwest and Northern Great Plains. 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 public and 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 in the Midwest and have never met a cheese I didn’t like.