Arctic adventures from Northern Alaska, where we’re exploring the role of wolf spiders in the ecosystem (and discovering lots of other tiny wonders of the tundra along the way!).
I moved to from the corn fields of Illinois to Alaska when I was ten, which I am happy about now, even if I wasn't thrilled then. My Alaskan summers were punctuated with motorcycle rides, sled dog puppies, berry picking, and wildfire smoke. My curiosity of nature influenced me to join the biology program at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. At UAF I was a member of the swimming team for four tough but rewarding years. My previous biology work experience includes a summer in the Entomology department at the UAF Museum of the North and a summer doing insect surveys on Prince of Wales Island in the temperate rainforest of southeastern Alaska. Next, I hope to get some
experience in the Tropics.