I am currently enrolled in the Masters of Environmental Science and Management program at the University of Rhode Island, where my academic focus is on environmental policy and management, social-ecological restoration, land/watershed stewardship, and coastal and climate resilience. In the course of my studies have received a graduate certificate from URI in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (GIS/RS).
This coursework has enabled me to meet academic qualifications for becoming a Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner-In-Training (CERPIT) with the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER). Accordingly, my studies have included coursework in restoration ecology, climate change, forestry, botany, soil science, hydrology, wetland science, environmental law and policy, dispute resolution, and public engagement with science.
Leading up to my anticipated graduation from URI in May 2023, I have been cultivating volunteer/internship experience in land stewardship, ecological restoration, fundraising, and coastal/climate resilience. I have volunteered on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Adhoc Committee for SER, been a Habitat Intern for Rhode Island's Save the Bay, managed the URI North Woods Stewardship Project, and was Strategy and Development Intern for the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. I am presently a Resilience Intern for the Town of Barrington, Rhode Island's Department of Planning, Building, and Resiliency, focusing on urban forest and coastal wetland resilience.
Upon graduation I aim to secure employment that contributes meaningfully towards coastal or climate resilience and a more just and sustainable future. Inspired by the many veterans in my family, I am moved to public service. As my education at URI draws to a close, I am currently seeking Rhode Island- or Massachusetts-based employment in the field of resilience and adaptation, ideally in the public sector or within a public-funded institution. In the longer term I am curious about exploring international work.