Master of Regional Planning Candidate
I moved from Australia to New England in 2012, and I have loved learning about a climate, ecology and cultural history very different from that of my 'previous life'. I have always been fascinated by and worked in the broad field of wildlife, ecosystems and land management, and recently worked with Kestrel Land Trust (Amherst, MA) for three years helping to progress their land conservation vision. I am enrolled in a dual Master's program (Regional Planning, and Sustainability Science) and am focusing on the importance of our natural and working (farms and forestry) lands. I find it very rewarding to get several families out every week exploring the Amherst region's amazing natural environment that we are so lucky to have access to. I am a keen birder, and find it very difficult to focus on much else each May during the northern migration.