My interest in forest and fire management stems from the social and cultural dynamics related to resource development and human quality of life. While at Oregon State University, I worked with Fire Science and Management professor Dr. John Bailey and Extension Specialist Dr. Emily Jane Davis to create interdisciplinary research that investigated the social values and preferences surrounding wildfire risk reduction treatments on federal forestland. It is my goal to conduct research that bridges the gap between science and management, and I hope that by engaging with the Fire Adapted Communities New Mexico Learning Network I can continue to develop my skills as a research collaborator.
Occupation: Forest Stewards Guild Program Assistant
City: Santa Fe
County: Santa Fe