In general I am enamored by the natural world. I love backpacking, photography, gardening, painting, poetry and greatly enjoy nights with tasty food paired with good company and conversation. I am passionate about, and genuinely interested in, efforts that attempt to make the world more sustainable and improve social and environmental well-being.
I am also a PhD candidate at the University of Notre Dame and currently studying the impacts of climate change on the morphology and genetics of a butterfly hybrid zone - Papilio glaucus / Papilio canadensis (Eastern and Canadian tiger swallowtails).
I will be graduating soon and looking for a "real" job...=)