I’m a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of Oregon. My dissertation focuses on marine environmental history, with a particular emphasis on the influence of the Pacific seafloor in North American society. Currently, I’m a graduate researcher at the Center for Environmental Futures at the University of Oregon. I have taught courses on race and ethnicity in US environmental history, the national parks, and most recently, a course on oceanic history at the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA. Before coming to Oregon, I received an MA from Colorado State University and a BA from the University of Kansas. Between 2012 and 2015, I worked as a researcher for the Public Lands History Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to my research interests, I have a background in public history, including museum studies and historic preservation.