Hello! My name is Mandy, I am a graduate student currently finishing up my master’s degree in Environmental Earth System Science. I love science and I am a big proponent of interactive science education programs because I feel that curiosity, imagination, and scientific inquiry are some of the most valuable tools a person can have, and they cannot be fully developed from books alone. I am also passionate about the environment, I love exploring it, learning about it, and passing on my knowledge to others. In my opinion, the best way to encourage environmental conservation and sustainable behavior is to instill in people a deep respect and love for the environment. For these reasons, I very much value science outreach.In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, rock climbing, running, biking, swimming, traveling, and reading in my hammock.