When climate change is a given

Climate change is like the mountains of my childhood. A seemingly immutable part my world. Ever-present but not always in the foreground of my focus...


On Developing My Dissertation

“What are you researching?” Since starting my PhD program at MSU this fall, I have been asked this question countless times, but it is one to which I have no definite answer yet.

Born of fire and ice

Devils Postpile National Monument officially opened its gates for the season! The valley came alive as visitors flocked from all over globe to see one of the world's finest examples of columnar basalt...

Lucky this is my backyard

The breathtaking sights in and around the Sierra Nevada deserve a spotlight. I've been exploring the landscape with my housemates--interns with the National Park Service and Forest Service--on my days off. Here are some snapshots...

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