Growing up in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, I spent a lot of time playing outside with my two brothers. Swimming in our pool since I was a toddler and running with my dad since I was twelve, I have always loved being active. At Elon, I lead intramural sports teams and learned to compete in triathlons, while majoring in Biology. Traveling to near and far beaches with my mother inspired my love for nature and the beach. This combined with an internship studying climate change in California and a semester abroad studying grouper in the Caribbean set me on my path to graduate studies in Ecology. While working to become a professor, I am spending much of my free time finding ways to be as granola as possible. Where the future will take me, well that is hard to say, but I know I will be happy with a bearded red head by my side.
I grew up Manchester, Vermont and have a strong love for the outdoors. I have been on skis and a bicycle since I was 3. I’ve always loved a good adrenaline rush and haven’t passed up an opportunity to jump off a bridge or out of an airplane. At Elon I majored in Environmental Studies and fell in love with green design. My love for two wheels brought me to lead the cycling club and compile some 14 bicycles in my garage (each with its own purpose of course!). As an avid tree hugger, I am seeking an environmentally focused career with hopes of making society more sustainable. I have dreams of living off the grid and one day traveling around the world with a gorgeous blond on our catamaran.