I am passionate about museums as spaces for collaboration. Because I have one foot in conservation biology and another in art, I am especially interested in bringing artists and scientists together to generate new, integrative knowledge.
For an example of what this could look like, see Naturehood.
- Citizen science (participatory science)
- Science outreach
- Urban ecology, especially of birds
- Conservation biology & natural history
- Environmentally-engaged and social art practices
- Gallery assistant at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, 2018
- Ornithology Collections Intern at Bell Museum of Natural History, May-October 2016
- Education staff at Walker Art Center, September 2008-November 2014
- MS in Conservation Biology, minor in Museum Studies, University of Minnesota, 2018
- BA in Biology and Fine Art, St. Olaf College, 1999
- Museum History & Philosophy (MST 5011): Term paper examined how citizen science participants construct meaning through doing and social interactions, as well as roles museums can play in this
- Museum Practices (MST 5012): Term paper on environmentally-engaged transformative learning
- Quest for an Environmental Ethic (EEB 8990): Reviewed literature on childhood development of moral identity as it pertains to the environment, and the importance of safe access to nature