I'm an environmental geologist and experienced educator with a passion for exploring and sharing the awesomeness of the complex processes on our planet with others. I'm especially interested in cultural aspects of science communication, particularly related to environmental risks, and the links between scientific research and natural resource management/policy.
I am currently a Teaching Assistant at Michigan Tech on the beautiful Upper Peninsula in Houghton, MI, an area with abundant forests and outdoor recreational opportunities along the Lake Superior coast. The area has a laid-back sense of community with history in the copper mining rush of the 1800's. Home to Keweenaw National Historic Park and launching point for Isle Royale National Park.