I am currently the Program Manager/Project Manager for Save The River. I wrote, administer, and manage a $100,000 NYSDEC Invasive Species Research grant focusing on unionid refuge using habitat as a biological control for dressenid mussels. I also teach citizen science monitoring, reporting, and management for iMapInvasives and incorporate interpretive hikes, paddles, and management demonstration projects.
I have taught invasive species sections of undergraduate coursework as an adjunct professor and field identification for over five years. I was the WNY PRISM Education and Outreach Assistant in 2015 and assisted with invasive species management including herbicide application, identification, and early detection/rapid response.
From 2015-2017 I managed terrestrial and aquatic invasive species for central Region State Parks and wrote the Phragmites management plan for Sandy Island Beach State Park. I am also a Project Wet and Aquatic Wild trainer, and incorporate New York State Science Learning Standards and Common Core Learning Standards into classroom and educator trainings.