About Me

I am motivated to understand aquatic ecosystems and people’s relationships with them. I grew up in Michigan, USA, near the shores of Lake Michigan, and studied the waters and lands there until 2006. As a dedicated researcher and educator, over the last two decades I have worked to better our understanding of the natural world and the diverse relationships that exist between humans and nature. I communicate and share stories about my own as well as others’ experiences with our natural environment, and do this through diverse mediums including poetry, sketching, photography, and blogging. 

I am currently a Sêr Cymru Fellow at Swansea University in the United Kingdom, and a member of the Freshwater Interdisciplinary Research and Engagement Lab (FIRE Lab). In FIRE Lab we integrate knowledge and methods from different disciplines, aiming to establish new levels of discourse and integration of knowledge about freshwater ecosystems. I’m also an Associate Editor at People and Nature and Consilience Journal

My peer-reviewed research articles are on Google ScholarPlease check out FIRE Lab blog and FIRE Lab Kids website for stories about our research and the world’s rivers!