Growing up in Missoula, MT, I was on skis before I could walk, in a climbing harness before I could read, and in a kayak before I could drive.
I graduated in 2016 with a B.S. in Geoscience from University of Montana, and published my thesis research on fluvial geomorphology in the Water Resources Research Journal. Post-graduation, I worked as a coach and math and science teacher for World Class Academy's climbing and kayaking programs.
In 2017, I qualified for a spot on the U.S. Freestyle Kayak Team, and spent the following years traveling the world for training and competitions, and working as a freelance writer in the outdoor adventure industry.
Currently working on my master's degree in journalism at University of Nevada Reno, I am focusing the majority of my studies on science and conservation journalism, as well as media and gender studies in the outdoor adventure industry.
I am spending summer 2021 interning at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center as a writer in the Planetary Science newsroom.