About Me:


2008 B.S. in Biology, Conservation emphasis, University of New Mexico

M.S. in Geochemistry, New Mexico Tech, National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI) Scholar

Work Experience:

2010-present  Research Assistant, New Mexico Tech

Summer 2010
Teaching Assistant, Bringing Field Science into the Classroom, Mars Desert Research Station, UT
Teaching Assistant, Research for Undergraduates Program

2003-2010 Educator and Project Assistant, Wild Friends, New Mexico School of Law, University of New Mexico
Summer 2009, 2006 Educational Assistant Supervisor, Respect the Rio Program, USDA Forest Service, Jemez Ranger District, NM
Summer 2007 Science Teacher Grades 3-5 Albuquerque Botanical Gardens, NM
2000-2003, Veterinary Technician, Wisconsin

Research Interests:

Cave environments, paleoclimate, ecosystems, microorganisms, extreme environments, river restoration

Undergraduate Work:

  • A study of mammal movements in the new wildlife crossing in Tijeras Canyon, NM
  • An integrative approach in education using service-learning: Community gardens and science education at Native American Community Academy, NM
  • Reporter and Photographer for Dawn of Nations, UNM
  • Producer, Channel 27, Public Service TV

Other Interests:

NMT Grotto Secretary

NSS member


Cactus Cave, NM


Stas and dMo play at Sofias