Member since: May 2, 2012
A Little About Me
When I'm not outside playing in the dirt, I can usually be found teaching, or working with kids during a one if many conservation-ecology based outreach programs I have created. I am a current Graduate student
in the Conservation -Ecology & Sustainable Development Program at the Institute of Ecology at the University of Georgia
, where my research focuses on the changes occurring to the plant-prey interactions of carnivorous plants in mountain bogs due to global change.
As a former public affairs specialist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division
, communication and outreach for the purpose of furthering conservation of rare species and natural resources has always been a particular passion of mine.
After graduation I hope to continue my research, possibly working with pitcherplants such as the much larger species, Nepenthes found in Central and South America. A lifelong Girl Scout, my motto is to leave the planet better than I found it. And now that in addition to working with kids through teaching and outreach programs, I am also a mom to three budding young scientists, I may be able to do just that.
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