I’m a first year graduate student at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison, with a focus on environmental policy. Ultimately, I plan on directing media campaigns to help educate communities on environmental topics and garner support for environmental action.

While I spent most of my life in Chicago and received my bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, once I moved to Wisconsin it didn’t take me long to fall in love with its natural beauty. The state offers an ideal landscape for my love of biking, hiking, and cross country skiing – and not just for me, but for everyone. From the hills of the Driftless Area to the forests and lakes of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin’s environment is something to be respected and cherished, and it’s our responsibility to protect it.

I’m a conservation voter because pollution, unsustainable industrial practices, and misguided policies threaten our clean air, pristine water, and healthy ecosystems. If we don’t act now, we may lose Wisconsin’s natural resources for good. That’s why it’s essential to vote for public servants that have conservation in mind and Wisconsin’s best interests at heart.

Favorite place in Wisconsin: Devil’s Lake