I earned my B.S. in restoration ecology from the University of Montana in spring 2013. Although I dabbled both in terrestrial and aquatic ecology, I have always been drawn to the importance of watershed functioning. As an undergrad, I earned my title as Leafy Lady while working with Dr. Laurie Marczak studying effects of climate change on leaf litter decomposition in headwater streams. I recently began working towards my Master's degree with Drs. William Clements and Liba Pejchar. I will evaluate the effects of cattle grazing on reciprocal subsidies, and the resistance of riparian functioning to this disturbance. I feel blessed to have grown up near Lake Tahoe and lived four years in Montana. I look forward to these upcoming years exploring Colorado with my cattle dog, running shoes, and waders.