The mountains and rivers of Western Montana have been my most recent home. At the University of Montana, I earned a B.S. in Resource Conservation and a B.A. in Biology. Since graduation I have worked in the academic, governmental, and non-profit sectors. My most recent job took me back into the mountains doing pre-treatment vegetation monitoring for the Southwestern Crown of the ContinentÃ?Â¢??s Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration project. I am excited to begin working with Mark Paschke in the Restoration Ecology Lab, where I will be studying restoration efforts of two threatened Physaria species endemic to the Piceance Basin.