Entered the program in 2010
I am currently a graduate student in the History of Science department. I grew up in Florida surrounded by waterways; this experience led me to study environmental history as an undergraduate at the University of Florida where I completed a senior thesis on the preservation of swampland in the 1950s. After completing my BA I moved to San Jose, California to teach high school biology for two years. Inspired by science and teaching I moved to Madison to complete my PhD. I continue to be interested in the American southeast, and finding the intersections between biology and history. I am particularly attracted to looking at these intersections though the study of the changing practice of agriculture and its direct and indirect impacts on the land and people.