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Education

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, May 2018
M.S. Forest Science with public lands governance and environmental policy focus
4.0 GPA, Hill Memorial Fellowship, George M. Van Dyne Memorial Scholarship

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, December 2015
B.A. Journalism & Media Communications with Environmental Affairs minor
Magna cum laude, University Honors Scholar, Journalism/Media Communications Faculty Scholarship

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Summer 2015
Study Abroad — Environmental Sciences focused on adaptive management strategies

Experience

Program Associate 
Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition, Portland, OR
January 2018 – present
Researched land management policy to facilitate peer learning across partners through meaningful products and presentations, provided foundational information to facilitate policy change, worked to elevate rural concerns to national decision-makers, stayed abreast of the regulatory environment

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Natural Resource Policy & Sustainability (NR 425/NR 320), Colorado State University
Spring 2016 – Spring 2017
Advanced a deeper understanding of natural resource policy and governance through lectures, detailed grading and feedback, and bi-weekly office hours meant to encourage my 35 upper-level students

Researcher
Colorado State Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO
January 2015 – present
Led the update for the 2016 Colorado Forest Action Plan, consulted on potential wood utilization projects, presented emerging research at conferences to subject-matter experts and general audiences, networked with industry professionals

Editorial Intern
Rock and Ice Magazine, Carbondale, CO
Summer 2014
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

Qualities & Skills

  • Ability to distill complex research and effect action
  • Knowledge of current environmental law and policy
  • Understanding of NEPA & CEQ requirements
  • Committed to strategic, innovative problem solving
  • Relationships with state and agency staff
  • Practiced presenter to variety of audiences
  • Compelling writer and verbal communicator
  • Experience with ArcGIS, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop/li>

Involvement

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

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