I have received a double BA in Anthropology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from CU Boulder. I research hybridization and speciation within Colorado endemic species of Penstemon. 

I currently work for the Museum-Administration Department at CU as the primary caregiver for Dr. Erin Tripp’s living botanical collection of Acanthaceae. With my intersectional background in the natural sciences, I am interested in examining human-environmental interactions on a broad scale. 

For my capstone project, I am using geospatial analyses and machine learning to model sagebrush/shortgrass ecosystems at the Colorado Plains Experimental Range and in the Onaqui Mountains of Utah. In my spare time, I am a serial tinkerer and moonlights as a starving artist.

Kelsey's Certificate Project