Graduate Student

About

  • Role:

    Student
  • Position:

    • Graduate Student
    • Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant
    • Intern - President's Sustainability Commission at CSU
  • Concentration:

    • Cultural Anthropology - Human Environmental Interactions
  • Department:

    • Anthropology and Geography and CLA Dean's Office
  • Education:

    • BS Ecosystem Science and Sustainability - 2017
    • MA Candidate in Cultural Anthropology - 2020
    • Associates in Arts and Sciences - 2015

Biography

I was born and raised in Seattle and grew up hiking, backpacking and camping when I wasn't competing in Junior Olympic Gymnastics. After injury ended my gymnastics career, I fell more in love with the outdoors and decided to study my passion and transferred to CSU in the Fall of 2015 to study Ecosystem Science and Sustainability at the Warner College of Natural Resources. After taking a cultural anthropology course in my fist semester, I discovered the many different ways in which humans treat and interact with their environments and how culture influences those interactions. I immediately decided to minor in anthropology and further investigate the relationships between humans and the natural world.

Now a second year Master's student, I am still investigating and exploring the various ways in which humans perceive and interact with their environments. My research looks at sustainability and climate change in particular; investigating varying definitions and implementations of sustainability and looking at how sustainable development can be used as a tool for climate change mitigation. My interests include climate change perception, sustainability science research, science communication for sustainability, community-based conservation, environmental policy and environmental education and outreach. Upon graduation, I hope to work as an environmental consultant or as a Sustainability Coordinator at a the city-level in an Office of Sustainability.