I am a conservation scientist and PhD Candidate in Integrative Conservation and Forest Resources at the University of Georgia. My research currently focuses on how iconic species influence our sense of place, environmental behaviors, and landscape planning. Currently, I am looking at this question through the sea turtles and live oaks on Georgia’s coast. You can also catch me planning environment-focused interdisciplinary conferences with the Integrative Conservation Conference and working to understand urban forest outreach and policy through Atlanta’s rewrite of their tree protection ordinance.
In addition to research, I am interested in many forms of science communication- from illustrations, to story, and even board games!