Resume

Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Thesis: An Evaluation of the Joint Chiefs Landscape Restoration Partnership
Masters of Science in Forest Sciences
Anticipated Graduation Date May 2018
GPA 4.0

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Communications & Environmental Affairs
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors
August 2012 – December 2015
GPA 3.96

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Study Abroad course in Environmental Sciences
June 2015 – August 2015

Experience

Policy and Editorial Assistant 
Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition, Portland, OR 
January 2018 – present
Research existing and emerging public lands policies to facilitate peer learning, attend conferences focused on natural resource governance, and engage in monthly policy calls

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Natural Resource Policy & Sustainability (NR 425/NR 320), Colorado State University
Spring 2016 – Spring 2017
Spend 20+ hours per week grading the work of, holding office hours for and advancing a deeper understanding of natural resource policy and governance through lectures for 35 upper-level students

Researcher & Consultant
Colorado State Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO
January 2015 – present
Led the update for the 2016 Colorado Forest Action Plan and consult on potential wood utilization projects, presenting emerging research at conferences and engaging industry professionals

Editorial Intern
Rock and Ice Magazine, Carbondale, CO
Spring 2016, Fall 2016
Discovered and reported on emerging rock climbing news and developed web content three days a week

Green Beat Reporter
The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Fort Collins, CO
May 2013-January 2015
Pitched, researched and reported on stories regarding emerging policy issues, natural resources, outdoor recreation and energy, gaining knowledge of these topics and experience in professional communication, reporting, interviewing and news/feature writing

Skills

Technical: GIS, GPS, wildland fire fighting basics, timber value and marketing
Management: collaborative governance, resource planning, environmental law and policy, NEPA compliance
Communicative: landowner interaction and outreach, qualitative research, technical writing, document design, networking, public speaking
Certifications: L180 Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service, S190 Basic Wildland Fire Behavior, S130 Basic Wildland Firefighter

Involvement

Co-lead Environmental Policy Awareness Coalition- Forestry & Public Lands Committee
Member Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Graduate Student Organization
Coordinator & Nationally Ranked Competitor CSU Climbing Club Team
Member Society of American Foresters CSU Chapter
Volunteer Northern Colorado Climbers Coalition

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