I recently graduated from the University of Idaho where I received my Masters of Natural Resources with and focus on Environmental Education and Science Communication. I have always had a zest for being in nature, whether going hiking or studying snow science in the field, I appreciate all aspects of the environment. I have traveled to 29 different countries and love to learn about different cultures as well as the different flora and fauna in each location; from the pygmy venomous asps in Costa Rica to the penguins in New Zealand, to the giant moose in Montana, they each play a role in their selected environment. Much like these animals, humans play a part in preserving them and education is a great starting point. I believe that with my near half-century of life experience, my passion for the environment, and my knowledge of Natural Resource I can enhance the view and perception on how others can play a role in protecting for years to come, even with the slightest nurturing effort.
I currently plan on expanding my education where I would like to earn my Doctorate degree in Leadership, with a focus on higher education. With this, I would like to make a positive impact and change the educational world. I believe brick-and-mortar classroom learning alone is a thing of the past. Today, in our microwaved, fast-paced society, we can do better, by making things more accessible to everyone, not just those that can get from point "a" to point "b", but those that live in more remote areas, or may have physical disabilities that do not afford them opportunities to travel. A more forward-thinking approach is important, one of which I plan to use with all of my students to ensure they have the resources, information, and support they need to reach their fullest potential.