B.A., Biology & Environmental Studies, Oberlin College, 2009
M.S., Forest Resources & Environmental Conservation, Virginia Tech, 2015
Originally from Minnesota, I left the twin cities to study biology and environmental studies at Oberlin College. After graduating in 2009, I worked on the EPA’s National Rivers and Streams Survey, conducting aquatic and riparian surveys from many of Minnesota’s waterways. In 2009, I received a Fulbright fellowship to teach English for a year at a university in western Venezuela. After returning to the country, I worked for two years as an OSM/AmeriCorps VISTA with the Western Hardrock Watershed Team in Paonia, Colorado. My projects included: coordinating volunteer water-monitoring and riparian restoration projects; working with the State of Colorado, US Geologic Survey, and local stakeholders to study salt and selenium loading in the Lower Gunnison Basin; and building capacity for the local watershed group. I finished a master’s degree studying how landowners perceive the invasive American beaver in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
- Human dimensions of social-ecological systems
- Community impacts of conservation and land protection
- Riparian ecology & restoration
When I emerge from the books, I love backpacking, cross-country skiing, mountain and road biking, gardening, and cooking. I enjoy volunteering on local farms, in schools, and for local community radio stations.
Community bird monitoring networks in Mexico
Participation in the Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
Landowner perceptions of invasive North American beavers on riparian areas in Tierra del Fuego
Santo, A., K. Guillozet*, M.G. Sorice, T.D. Baird, S.A. Gray, C.J. Donlan and C.B. Anderson. 2017. Examining private landowners’ knowledge systems of invasive species. Human Ecology 45(4).
Santo, A., Sorice, M.G., Donlan, C.J., Franck, C.T., Anderson, C.A. 2015. A human-centered approach to designing invasive species eradication programs on human- inhabited islands. Global Environmental Change 35: 289-298.