I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where I was fortunate to be surrounded by people that nurtured and helped me to develop a strong connection to nature and the outdoors. I obtained an M.S. in Microbiology from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Regensburg, Germany. After significant time in basic research and teaching at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, I finally made the decision to pursue my dream of an MFA in Science and Nature Filmmaking at Montana State University. In addition to communicating sometimes very complex issues through storytelling and visual narrative, my primary goals are to combine my research skills and in-depth knowledge of science with my desire to create compelling narratives focused on raising awareness about sociopolitical issues. In what little "free" time I have, I enjoy being a mother and a partner, growing my own food, and relishing in the incredible beauty and lifestyle of Montana.