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Florida International University
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Landscape Conservation Inititative
Program Coordinator for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Northern Arizona University
Born and raised in Colorado and a team sports athlete most of his younger life, DC hung up his soccer cleats when he went to college at Florida International University and began pursuing other adventures (in addition to his education of course). In those pursuits, DC has ridden his bicycle across the country, completed an Ironman triathlon, become a professional dogsled driver, and currently enjoys climbing rocks with ropes.
DC earned a B.S. in Chemistry, specializing in forensic DNA analysis and working on a research project that, no joke, involved Big Foot. After a term of service with AmeriCorps in Knoxville, TN, DC attended the University of North Carolina and earned a M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering while doing research related to a Constructed Wetlands Water Recycling System. Starting in 2013, DC's passions for adventure, the environment, conservation and the propagation of a sustainable ethic, brought him into the world of Environmental Education where he spent 2 years as an Instructor at the Keystone Science School. In 2016 DC achieved a years long goal to become a field faculty instructor with NOLS and now, in addition to his work as the Program Coordinator for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at Northern Arizona University, he enjoys leading extended technical and leadership expeditions with students in the backcountry. DC lives in Flagstaff, AZ with his partner Erin.