Soil geographer. Writer. Photographer. Facilitator. Community Builder. And now, I can add 2018-2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow to that list of titles.
During my Fulbright-National Geographic fellowship, I studied peat bogs in Ireland. Carbon. Climate Change. Culture. Community. These topics are all woven into the story about Irish people relate to their peat soil, which holds vast amount of organic carbon.
Raised by public school teachers in Iowa.
B.S. Agronomy and environmental studies, Iowa State University
M.S. Geography, University of Wisconsin - Madison
M.A. Journalism, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing published in Science Magazine, TIME, Atlas Obscura, National Geographic Society’s Open Explorer and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Worked in one biogeochemistry and two soil science laboratories.
Learned the ropes of urban agriculture community work through Purdue Extension - Marion County in Indianapolis, IN.
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