December 2018 University of Wisconsin – Madison, College of Letters and Science
Master's Degree

Department of Life Sciences Communication, GPA: 3.5

June 2016 California State University – Monterey Bay
Scientific Illustration Certificate

May 2013 University of Wisconsin – Madison, College of Letters and Science
Bachelor's Degree
Double major in Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, GPA: 3.37


2011-2013 University of Wisconsin – Madison, Turner Lab (Department of Zoology)
Fall 2011 Research Assistant Gained GIS experience creating a comprehensive fire atlas of the Northern Rocky Mountains

Summer 2011 Field Assistant (Yellowstone National Park)
Conducted research on the relationship of bark beetles to forest fire disturbance regimes

Summer 2013 Field Assistant (Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Glacier National Parks)
Conducted research on post-fire forest regeneration in response to climate change

Fall 2010 University of Wisconsin – Madison, Carroll Lab (Department of Genetics)
Research Assistant


Spring 2015–Present Scientific Illustrator at Brooke Weiland Illustration LLC (Madison, WI)

August 2015 Canyonlands Research Center (Moab, Utah)
Scientific Illustrator Intern
Worked with scientists to research, design, and illustrate interpretive panels featured at the Canyonlands Research Center.

July 2015 Pico Blanco Boy Scout Camp (Big Sur, California)
Artist in Residence
Taught the Art Merit Badge, encouraged scouts to express creativity through art, sketched and illustrated features of Camp Pico Blanco

Fall 2013 Retzer Nature Center (Waukesha, Wisconsin)
Volunteer Artist in Residence


Fall 2013–Present Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Member
2016 GNSI Conference attendee and presenter at the Techniques Showcase.

Spring 2016–Present Society for Conservation Biology
2016 North American Conference for Conservation Biology attendee and presenter on Visual Science Communication


Spring 2014 Raised funds ($2,000) for the Student Conservation Organization.

Youth Leadership
2009–2013 Mad City Aqua Stars Synchronized Swimming Team (Madison, WI) Head Coach Spring 2013 Sherman Middle School Nature Club (Madison, WI) Youth Leader


Summer 2014 Pacific Crest Trail (CA, OR, WA)
Hiked 1,965 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, from southern California to Canada