I am a second-year M.S. student in the Department of Geography at Penn State. I graduated with a B.S. in 2017 from the University of Maryland, College Park, where I studied ecology and evolution and GIS. My research interests include landscape ecology, vegetation dynamics, and GIS/modeling, and I am conducting my thesis research on simulation modeling of prescribed fire effects on the dynamics of fire-adapted pine and oak forest ecosystems across the mid-Atlantic.