The Carbon Sequestration Potential of Restoration Symposium
In February 2016, Brooke Osborne (PhD Candidate, Brown University) and I partnered with Osa Conservation to co-organize a symposium entitled "The Carbon Sequestration Potential of Restoration." Researchers, government officials, and leaders of non-profit organizations from all over the world gathered at the Piro Biological Station on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica to discuss new research and applications that can guide the implementation of land management techniques with the goal of restoring vital ecosystem services.
Learn more about the symposium here.
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Network
Throughout my PhD, I was an Executive Board Member of the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Network. The Interdisciplinary Collaborative Network is a graduate student based organization that fosters educational and professional opportunities that traverse disciplines and and promote graduate student success. At the University of Montana, we offer seminar series every semester, events to connect graduate students with undergraduates interested in engaging in research and creative scholarship, and offer annual grants to support graduate students conducting interdisciplinary research.
Learn more about the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Network here.
Graduate & Professional Student Association
For most of my tenure at the University of Montana, I was a Senator for the Graduate and Professional Student Association. I represented graduate students from the College of Forestry and Conservation, and lobbied for fair and just returns of the monetary fees all graduate students pay at registration every semester.
Learn more about the Graduate & Professional Student Association here.
spectrUM Discovery Area
While a PhD candidate at the University of Montana, I volunteered at the spectrUM Discovery Center, a hands-on science center that inspires young Montanans to pursue higher education and careers in the STEM fields. I created interactive activities to teach children and teenagers about the biological, physical, and chemical properties of soil.
Learn more about spectrUM here.
Montana Science Fair
Every year while at the University of Montana, I volunteered to judge the Montana State Science Fair. It is always a thrill to meet and engage with the next generation of scientists!
Learn more about the Montana Science Fair here.