work on this project one year after graduating with a degree in French
from Vanderbilt University. I was raised in the rural South and spent
a large part of my childhood riding horses and exploring my surroundings,
so nature and the environment have been lifetime interests for me.
with this project — ranging from content organization and research
to proofreading, editing, and graphic design — has been a tremendous
opportunity for me to learn the science of the environment, from explaining
daily observations in nature, to understanding current global environmental
It has also
afforded me the privilege of working closely with Indira Nair and many
other wonderful people on this project, who have had tremendous influence
on my life academically, professionally, and personally.
Loads of gratitude
for the opportunity and the experience...I hope that other students of
the environment will benefit as considerably as I did from the knowledge