Graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S in Environmental Studies, and have also received my Masters of Environmental Studies from VCU. Receiving an interdisciplinary education has allowed me to adapt to a wide range of interests. It's my goal to combine my wide range of experiences, knowledge and enthusiasm in order to become a valuable asset. My internship as well as volunteer experiences' have provided the knowledge and skills necessary to grow in the environmental field.
Past experiences in the IT field provided a strong knowledge of computer software, hardware troubleshooting, maintenance and repair. Personal experience as well as professional experience contributes the necessary tools, language and framework to make me a valuable asset to any modern business or nonprofit.
Receiving an interdisciplinary education has allowed me to adapt to a wide range of interests. It is my goal to combine a wide range of experiences, knowledge and enthusiasm to participate in a team environment.
Past research and a commitment to continued education towards sustainability stewardship provided the opportunity to assist in coordination, promotion and marketing of sustainability initiatives, recycling programs and campus events during my education.
Hard work & tenacity I have shown throughout my school, work and volunteer experiences’ have given me the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. My background enables me to take on the task of being an excellent, reliable, and inspired co-worker.
Additional carbon has a profound effect in the atmosphere, we must predict how much of an impact our ever increasing consumption of fossil fuels will have.
Currently, America is growing by about 3,000,000 people annually. At this rate, our planet will share its dwindling non-renewable resources with an extra 2.1 billion by 2040. The strains of a rapidly increasing population reflect and magnify the demand placed on natural resources.
There is no question that the U.S and Virginia need an alternative to high priced crude oil. The population is expected to explode to a projected 8.5 million by 2025; a troubling problem, as the economy is already burdened and in crisis. We must insist that our state Senators push for a solution.
Aquatic communities and fish migration are not only affected by dam induced perturbation; plant communities along with river bed and riparian buffers will also be negatively impacted. Dams along the James prevent river free flow and block migratory fish access to upstream spawning ground.
Through discoveries made by Archaeologists and Historians, we can begin to uncover Native American culture in Virginia, and near the James River watershed. Native Americans living in the area of the Coastal Plain, Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley regions existed and organized long before the European Colonization.
Sustainable Development can be broken down into three different categories: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and sociopolitical sustainability. It does not focus solely on environmental issues, but the range of issues that affect the way we live now and the impact on the future. From an Anthropocentric point of view, we deal with topics like poverty, water quality and availability, clean energy, good governance, low-consumption technology, efficient production and decreased consumption, healthy fisheries, and tourism as a means of ultimately affecting the well-being of the planet.
"By exploring the James River Watershed in Virginia, you will gain a better understanding about watersheds and how they work. We'll explore how the watershed landscape influenced the past and our present, while thinking about how we can work toward improving our watershed." CLICK FOR GEOSTORY