Master of Science, Botany – Field Naturalist Program, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT (2006)
Bachelor of Science, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation and Management; Minor: African-American Music & Jazz/Guitar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (2000)
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Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, ME (2018-21) – Natural history seminars: Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates; Leaf and Stem Mining Insects
North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, VT (2020-21) – Natural history courses: Bugs in Winter: Insects and Other Invertebrates in the Cold; Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates.
Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, Westborough, MA (2008-13, 2017, 2021) – Surveys for rare plants and animals; GIS mapping of rare plant habitat; fact sheet writing; vernal pool certification
Town of Southborough, MA (2020) – Botanical inventory
Shutesbury Conservation Commission, Shutesbury, MA (2017-2020) – Baseline documentation report; conservation restriction monitoring
Kestrel Land Trust, Amherst, MA (2007-19) – GIS mapping; baseline documentation reports; natural resource inventories; conservation restriction monitoring
Hilltown Land Trust, Ashfield, MA (2018-19) – Baseline documentation reports
City of Westfield, MA (2018) – Baseline documentation report
Berkshire Natural Resources Council, Pittsfield, MA (2007, 2010-11, 2013-17) – Natural resource inventories / baseline documentation reports; rare species surveys
City of Easthampton, Easthampton, MA (2017) – Baseline documentation report
UMass Landscape Ecology Lab, Amherst, MA (2000-02, 2007-09, 2013-16) – Plant sampling; natural community classification; assisted with study of marbled salamanders and other vernal pool animals
Alford Land Trust, Alford, MA (2015) – Botanical inventory
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA (2015) – Co-created and co-taught a January term course, Ecology Through Animal Tracking
Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Topsham, ME (2012-14) – Natural resource inventories
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA (2010-11, 2014) – Co-created and co-taught a January term course, Ecology Through Animal Tracking
Sturbridge Conservation Commission, Sturbridge, MA (2013) – Natural resource inventories / baseline documentation reports
Polatin Ecological Services, Gill, MA (2007-08, 2012) – Rapid ecological assessment; natural resource inventory
Hadley Conservation Commission, Hadley, MA (2011) – Animal tracking survey; vernal pool survey
The Trustees of Reservations, Holyoke, MA (2010) – Botanical inventory
Winooski Valley Park District, Burlington, VT (2005-08) – Natural resource inventories; bobcat tracking study; wildlife corridor study
Mass Audubon Ecological Extension Service, Lincoln, MA (2006-07) – Ecological inventory of state Wildlife Management Areas
Landscape Analysis, South Burlington, VT (2006-07) – Botanical inventory; natural community classification; natural history walk
Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, Concord, NH (2006) – Plant sampling; natural community classification; rapid ecological assessments
Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Burlington, VT (2003-06) – Breeding bird surveys
University of Vermont Botany Department, Burlington, VT (2005) – Teaching fellow (Introduction to Botany; Systematics & Phylogeny)
Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, Rochester, NY (2001-04) – Migratory bird banding
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (2002) – Assisted with long-term study of black-throated blue warblers
Pelham Conservation Commission, Pelham, MA (2002) – Vernal Pool Certification
Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland, OR (2001) – Breeding bird banding and surveys
The Nature Conservancy, Middletown, CT (2000) – Rapid ecological assessments; natural community classification
Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, Amherst, MA (1998) – Forest inventory
Permaculture Design Certificate (2011)
Track & Sign III, CyberTracker Conservation (2007)
Bander, North American Banding Council (2003)
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Nantucket’s Neglected Herbivorous Insects, Year Nine. Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference, Nantucket, MA (2019).
Life Between the Epidermises. Berkshire Natural History Conference, Sheffield, MA (2018).
Leafminers of Nantucket and Beyond. Combined Annual Meeting of the Lepidopterists’ Society and Societas Europaea Lepidopterologica, Ottawa, ON (2018).
Leafminers of the Southwestern United States. Microlepidopterists’ Meeting, Ottawa, ON (2018).
Uncovering Hidden Biodiversity through Insect Tracks and Sign. The Northeast Natural History Conference, Burlington, VT (2018).
Nantucket’s Neglected Herbivorous Insects. Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference, Nantucket, MA (2017).
Native Plants as Insect Habitat. On the Trail of E. Lucy Braun (hosted by the Midwest Native Plant Society and the Cincinnati Wildflower Preservation Society), Shawnee State Park, OH (2017).
Galls and Leaf Mines of Nantucket: Year Five. Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference, Nantucket, MA (2015).
Tracking the Tiniest Animals. Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference, Westborough, MA (2015).
What Pollinators Do When They’re Not Pollinating. Beyond the Honey Bee: Conserving Our Vital Native Pollinators, Petersham, MA (2015).
Galls and Leaf Mines of Nantucket. Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference, Nantucket, MA (2013).
Sign-based Survey of Nantucket’s Insect Fauna. Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Biennial Research Conference, Nantucket, MA (2011).
Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates. Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference, Leominster, MA (2010).