I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Change Lab within the Department of Geography & Sustainability at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
A photo of me pretending to garden. Photo credit: Tara Rhodes
I began my Ph.D. program in the Department of Geography & Sustainability at UTK in the Fall of 2016, where I also received my MS. While a student, I have presented at over a dozen regional and national conferences, taught curriculum at the 100-, 200- and 300-levels, been a teaching assistant for nearly a dozen courses, led the steering committee for a graduate student-led research symposium, and represented my department on the Graduate Student Senate. I am also a UTK Chancellor's Fellow and a North American Dendroecological Fieldweek Fellow. I have authored and co-authored studies in journals such as Global and Planetary Change, Tree-Ring Research, Fire,Progress in Physical Geography, and Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, and recently published a Working Life essay in Science.