"The prairie sings to me...I rest easy in the prairie arms, on the prairie heart." Carl Sandburg, Prairie

I am a restoration ecologist with U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District. I have been with the Corps for almost five years. I am also a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago, student of Dr. David Wise. My job and research interests are focused around ecosystem restoration. This web page is mostly devoted to my current graduate studies, although my job and research will often overlap.    

My sister, my niece and myself at the 'Bean' in Millennium Park.

                                         Orland Tract Grassland Restoration, emergent marsh

Obedient Plant (Physostegia sp.), found in a flooded ditch, good wetland plant indicator