I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University working in close collaboration with the State of Washington’s Puget Sound Partnership in Tacoma, Washington. You can read more about this work here:

Dr. Kelly Biedenweg’s OSU Lab: 

Puget Sound Partnership: 

Through my current role, I am working on multiple projects, including, but not limited to:

  • integrating social science (human dimensions and wellbeing) into ecosystem restoration at local (city/county) and regional (state) planning scales in Puget Sound;
  • (meta-)examining social science integration into ecosystem restoration in Puget Sound (as outlined above);
  • assessing sense of place among Estonian Russian-speakers in Narva, Estonia (builds upon doctoral work);
  • understanding the relationship between shorelines and shoreline armoring (infrastructure) and sense of place among Puget Sound communities; and
  • assessing the geographic literacy and place name meaning among British Columbia and Washington residents with an emphasis on the Salish Sea (toponym).

I also occasionally teach courses in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, including Human Dimensions of Fisheries & Wildlife (FW 439) and Environmental Decisions (FW 560). I have also been a co-instructor on a graduate student co-designed international field course to Panama (Sense of Place in Bocas del Toro, Panama, FW 599).