Research Interests: I am passionate about connecting research to conservation practice. The research projects I work on aim to understand how to implement prairie restoration to best improve conditions for pollinators and other insects. Specifically, the project I am currently working on the Minnesota Agriculture for Pollinators Project (MAPP) will help us determine how flower planting size, seed mix, and landscape composition interact to influence native bee communities, honey bee health, and natural enemies of crop pests.
2019 CFANS Civil Service/Bargaining Unit Staff Award Recipient
2020 CFANS Diversity and Inclusion Award Recipient
M.S. Land Resources and Environmental Science, 2014, Montana State University
B.A. Environmental Studies, 2012, Saint Olaf College