1630 Linden Dr, Madison WI. 53706
My connection to nature was fostered at a young age. Hunting, fishing, and exploring the natural areas of Wisconsin have instilled a true fascination and respect for the world that supports us as humans.
The studies I pursue reflect my fascination and concern with the natural world. As an entomologist, I marvel at the beauty, complexity, and diversity of the insect world and all that it provides for us. As an ecologist, I seek to understand the inter-connectedness of organisms and their environment and how their environment may affect their behavior, especially with regard to any ecosystem services (benefits nature provides to humans) that they provide. As a conservationist, I aim to protect lands and living things that are essential to the persistence of both human and natural worlds.
I am a lifelong Wisconsin resident. The influence of those like Leopold have fed my desire to have a positive impact on our state, and the activities it is renowned for. As such, I aim to use my passions for ecology, entomology, and conservation to help to develop more sustainable agricultural systems with regard to beneficial insects and the vital services that they provide.