I’m a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay working towards a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy. Within the field of Environmental Science, I’m strongly interested in fisheries, aquatic ecology, conservation hatcheries, and aquatic invasive species. I have been working in the field of fisheries for over five years. I see the Environmental Science and Policy Program as an excellent opportunity for me to broaden my horizons. In addition to pursuing a Master’s degree, I’m also a full time Biological Science Technician with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In December of 2014 I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a double major in Fisheries and Biology. I spent the next five years working in both the private and public sectors as a fisheries professional. Early in my career I sought out as many opportunities as possible. Within the private sector I gained valuable experience working as a lake and pond consultant and as a fish hatchery manager. In the public sector I worked with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a fisheries technician raising coldwater fish and conducting trout stream habitat projects.
In my free time I like to spend time with my family and in the outdoors. Depending on the season you can often find me hunting, fishing, paddling or hiking. The Lower Wisconsin Riverway is among one of my favorite places in the state. I have paddled the full length of the Wisconsin River twice.