At my core, I'm a geographer. It's how I fell in love with this whole human-nature connection thing in the first place; a serendipitous find as an undergraduate pre-med transfer.
I'm now a qualitative researcher by training and came to be so through great collaborations and mentoring, primarily during my tenure as a graduate research assistant in the Children, Youth & Environments Center at CU Boulder. Prior to that, I plunked around as an environmental scientist in the Texas hill country.
Truth be told, I love hearing stories of people's connection to special places, particularly natural places. To paraphrase a great book by a really great author, everyone has a rock. Or a tree. Or a patch of grass. Or, at least they should. And I welcome any opportunity to help share that story of people and their place.