Graduate Teaching Assistant
Office Hours:Monday and Wednesday 4:45-5:45, or virtually by appointment
- Graduate Teaching Assistant
- Graduate Research Assistant
- Environmental Politics and Policy
- Public Administration and Policy
- Political Science
- Bachelor's of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Florida
I am a second-year M.A. student with subfields in Environmental Politics and Public Policy and Administration. My undergraduate work was done at the University of North Florida, where I majored in Political Science and minored in Environmental Studies.
Prior to my time at CSU, I spent two years living and working in Zambia as a Forestry Extension Agent with the U.S. Peace Corps. I've also worked as a public school teacher, an agricultural worker, and as an intern for the Florida Forest Service. For a long time, I felt divided between my academic interest in policy and politics and my love for the outdoors, but I've managed to merge the two as a graduate student! I now study the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and how different types of social and public trust inform its implementation and effectiveness. My thesis looks specifically at the US Forest Service's NEPA implementation in fuels reduction projects on the Front Range of Colorado. Ultimately, I hope to contribute to the improved stewardship of the natural world through better understanding the factors that inform the laws and policies governing the management of our public lands.