Hello, I'm Allison!
Hi all, I'm very glad to join the WildHub community! I'm coming from a little different background than the typical conservationist (Environmental Geology undergraduate, MBA, and 20 years in the US Navy), and now I'm pursuing a PhD researching how conservation professionals learn, with a particular emphasis on how failure is handled in our discipline. I also host workshops and interactive sessions exploring the mindsets and systems that enable effective learning from failure. I admit feeling that I learn as much as the participants in these sessions, because this sort of endeavor is definitely more of a journey than a destination.
Outside of my PhD, I work on promoting trails and open space in Colorado, lead a Girl Scout troop, and coach middle school Odyssey of the Mind teams. I look forward to learning together!
Getting some of my Girl Scouts out on the water to do river ecology research
The perfect s'more, just because.