I am a graduate student getting a MS in sustainability. I've been involved with Polar Bears International since I was 16, in 2007, when I was part of their Teen Leadership Camp. I've since been to Churchill, Manitoba, Canada four times. The fall of 2011 I worked under Dr. Steve Amstrup, launching a pilot project utilizing citizen science on the polar bears. I worked at the Louisville Zoo part-time as an interpreter at the bear and pinniped exhibit, Glacier Run, and have been volunteering at the zoo since I was 13. I was a seasonal naturalist at Jefferson Memorial forest in 2015.
Though you see pictures I have taken of captive cetaceans at places such as SeaWorld, I am against cetaceans in captivity because of their intelligence and social structure - with a few exceptions, like rescues. But I won't bombard you with anti-cap comments unless you want to have a civil conversation about our opinions (in fact, I used to be SUPER pro-captivity, until I went to OrcaLab and researched orcas in the wild for two months).
Photography is a passion of mine, as well as reading and writing. I draw occasionally as well.
Current Residence: Kentucky, USA
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracks, Celtic, folk, classical, rock, alternative
Favourite photographers: Daniel Cox, Paul Nicklen
Favourite style of art: Realism
MP3 player of choice: iPod touch
Favourite Visual Artist
John Banovich, Christopher Walker, Terry Isaac, Robert Bateman
Marvel films, Studio Ghibli films, Donnie Darko, HP series, LOTR, Underworld, Resident Evil, etc.
Favourite TV Shows
Skins UK, Misfits, Supernatural, Glee, Psych, Monk, etc.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Kill Hannah, VersaEmerge, Muse, etc.
Harry Potter, The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, The Scorpio Races, Shiver trilogy, Cal Leandros series, etc.
J.K. Rowling, JRR Tolkien, Cassandra Clare, Maggie Stiefvater, etc.
Reading, writing, music, sketching, movies, animals, photography