I am currently pursuing an MA in history at the University of Wyoming. My thesis will be an intellectual micro-history intersecting the histories of Western science, environment, and professionalism of American Higher Education. Utilizing Wyoming botanist Aven Nelson and the University of Wyoming's Rocky Mountain Herbarium as subjects, I am examining how fin de siècle botanical networks developed in America around the institutionalization of the herbarium and knowledge production. I also plan on beginning an investigation of ecocrit from the lens of queer and affect theories. My current general interests include creative writing, swimming, magic the gathering, and dancing (when it is safe to come out of my COVID burrow).