I hope to finish my PhD in the next year. My career goal is to obtain a research scientist position where I can continue ecology research and provide science-based knowledge on critical natural resource issues to policymakers, land managers, and the public. I am passionate about creating lasting, positive change for our environment at the intersection science and management. I live in rural, fire-prone eastern WA, and have firsthand experience dealing with wildfires nearby – from hazardous smoke storms causing my family to stay inside for weeks at a time, to harried evacuations from our home. I hope my research and programming expertise can assist with resilient management of our public lands to ensure resiliency.