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- USDA Forest Service
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- Women's environmental history, inclusive history, rethinking narratives
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- About Me
I am a second-generation Forest Service employee, working as a project manager and supervisor in history and knowledge management for the last 14 years with the USDA Forest Service. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of New Hampshire, where I explored the history of women in conservation and forestry within the Forest Service, as well as an M.A. in Public History from Colorado State University. I have researched forest management from the Reserves and Custodial Era (1890s) through the 1990s, including forest policies, programs, and recreation, and particularly, women’s experiences within conservation and land management. I have taught at the collegiate level and offered numerous webinars on forest history, women’s roles, and related topics. I serve as the Forest History Society– Forest Service Liaison and volunteer on my local historic preservation commission. I am currently working with a university press to publish my manuscript We Feminine Foresters. I am passionate about uncovering an inclusive past to inform an inclusive present by enlarging context, rethinking narratives, and increasing historical accessibility.
- Recent Publications
Forest History Society | Online 2023 | “The History of the Two-Fisted Ranger: From Myth to Reality.”
Women’s Forest Congress | Minneapolis, MN, October 2023 | “Women’s Legacy and Future in Forestry: Paving the Way for Progress.”
“‘How Great the Gain!’: Women and the Forest Service,” Western Forester 66, no. 3 (July/August/September 2021) with James Lewis.
Forest History Society | Online 2022 | “What Did She Say? Restoring Women’s Voices to the Land Ethic Narrative.”
“‘We Feminine Foresters”: Putting Forest Service Wives in Historical Context” in What Did We Get Ourselves Into, Episode 1, 2022. National Museum of Forest Service History. https://forestservicemuseum.org/oral-history-program/podcasts/
“Women’s Suffrage and the Conservation Cause.” Inside the Forest Service, March 6, 2020.
“Making History HERstory,” Inside the Forest Service, October 9, 2019.
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- United Kingdom, United States
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- Art & Architectural History, Environment, Government, Public History, Women