My Story

I spent a lot of time as a kid planting lettuce on my family’s organic farm. This also meant a lot of time to daydream. So many dreams of faraway places, helping wild animals, and the exciting adventures to be had. Maybe it was too many National Geographic Specials, growing up outside of Glacier National Park, or having adventurous siblings to look up to, but these dreams are all I ever wanted my story to be. Leaving the family farm behind, I embarked on a 15 year journey in the natural sciences, which seemed the clearest path to reaching my goals. My studies and work took me to random corners of the world, studying animals I never knew existed, where I met a number of amazing people with incredible stories of their own. Many of these scientists are dedicating their lives to studying species relatively unknown to the rest of the world. It was hearing their untold stories that helped me know what I wanted to do with the rest of mine. Documenting and communicating these stories quickly became my new passion. These days you’ll always find me with a camera, seeking stories to share with the world, and teaching my students to do the same.


  • B.A. in Environmental Science, Colorado College
  • M.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder

Research Interests

  • Science Communication
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Wildlife Conservation & Communication

Courses Taught

  • SCI 2900: Science Communication and Outreach
  • ENS 2907: Environmental Documentary Filmmaking
  • ENS 3702: Advanced Documentary Filmmaking

Crews and Other Activities

Supervise Science Communication Sub-Crew

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