Affiliations: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Teaching Interests: I have been mentoring undergraduates, high school students, and middle school students in my field of study for over 4 years. I have mentored youth at science camps, outdoor camps, environmental education camps, and language camps. I mentored in Morocco with the Peace Corps, teaching concepts ranging from environmental protection and agriculture, to health care and small business ideas. Presently I am mentoring with the Wildlife Toxicology Laboratory.
Research Interests: Hands-on, patience, and fun. We can get a classroom teaching setting with useless tests and boring lectures anywhere. But the beauty of mentoring is that it allows for a closer teaching environment, allowing for more hands-on learning, with patient and open minded mentors. I try to create a comfortable and fun learning environment where my mentee feels challenged, but supported, and feels free and unintimidated to ask questions.
Techniques: Toxicology, Contaminants, Fish, Biomonitoring, Bioaccumlation, Biomagnification, Mercury, POPs, non-motorized remote clean sample collection
Personal Interests: Cross country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, alpine/rock/ice climbing, biking, non-motorized endurance travel, canoeing, rafting, packrafting, hunting, birding, recycling, energy research, woodworking and turning wrenches.