I grew up in western North Carolina and went backpacking about every month with the Boy Scouts. I took my first Ecology course in high school at the North Carolina School of Science & Math. I minored in Agroecology as an undergraduate at NC State University and apprenticed at CEFS' student farm in Goldsboro where I designed my first research project.
Now at Colorado State University, I'm studying how rotational grazing & forest to pasture land conversion affect soil carbon stocks. Eventually, I hope to get back into a student farm setting where I can help others learn about agroecology & get their first taste of research.