Hometown: Glen Allen, AL
Education: B.S. in Biology (General), University of North Alabama; M.S. (Current) in Biology (Ecology and Wetlands), University of Mississippi
I am a research project manager of a 201/202 Monitoring Project of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The goal of this project is to assess the effectiveness of in-field best management practices (cover crops) to reduce sediment and nutrient loading to downstream ecosystems. I also assist with project design, data analysis, and manuscript preparation with the REACH program.
My interests are very broad, ranging from ecological studies to human dimensions of natural systems and nature writing. I am currently completing my Master of Biology in which I investigated how road-stream crossings influenced stream-associated salamanders. It is my intent to combine my educational and research experience to enhance ecological design in agricultural settings and restoration of landscapes at the watershed level.