Assistant Extension Professor, CAHNR
Natural Resources and the Environment
Current Research Interests:
My extension efforts focus on promoting environmental action and civic participation in addressing local conservation issues by diverse participants (e.g. teens, adult community volunteers, and teachers). Through UConn’s Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA; www.nrca.uconn.edu), I develop and implement experiential, place-based environmental learning opportunities that integrate tools and technology used by professionals and support intergenerational (e.g., teen & adult teams) community conservation projects. My integrated research efforts center on understanding how environmental action programs and community science impact student achievement, develop informed & engaged community members, and expand capacity to address environmental issues.
Current Research Projects:
Potential research projects include 1) assessing impact of different environmental interventions on student achievement, 2) developing community science research projects, working with high school students and adult community members to implement these projects and assessing the community and environmental impacts of the community science projects.