I have always had a passion for nature. Following that passion, I moved to Western Montana to study environmental studies and wildlife biology at the University of Montana. Working on the hantavirus project with deer mice in Drummond and in the Ninepipes Reservoir, in the bio-research lab, and the permaculture herb garden, Big Sky Herbs, I quickly found my career path of pursuing science to solve our 21st century problems.
Recognizing climate change as the overarching issue, I started a climate action student group on campus at UM with one of my friends. With support of our climate group, I wrote and successfully lobbied for a 100% clean electricity resolution in UM’s government that showed the University’s support for Missoula city/county’s 100% clean electricity resolution by 2030.
While working with the Sierra Club and Environment Montana on environmental justice projects, I was a panelist on climate forums and organized a Green New Deal town hall in Missoula to help educate the public on the transition to clean energy. Currently, I coordinate a social justice/climate justice group in Missoula called the Sunrise Movement, work for a family at their horse stables and garden, work on the Sierra Club’s equity committee, and volunteer every where that I can.
After talking with the current Montana politicians over the past years, I was disappointed. I realized that we need leaders who prioritize the people and the climate to step up and run for office against the money-corrupt politicians. We are working hard every day to make sure that this PSC seat is taken back to Montanans' interests.