I am a student and amateur photographer largely based out of Colorado, where I go to school studying Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, and International Studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Currently, I am an officer of the Field Ornithology Club at Colorado State University and a member of the Wildlife Society, through which I frequently volunteer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Though I have many hobbies, the one I am most passionate about is easily birdwatching, which I do on a daily basis and which usually complements my photography. As of writing this, my life list of species seen sits at 343, with the most recent addition being a flock of Bohemian Waxwings, and my list of species photographed is at 214. I am a passionate (and sometimes obsessive) user of eBird, where I submit many of my sightings and photos to hopefully play some small role in science and conservation. For those interested, my eBird profile can be found here: https://ebird.org/profile/MTgwNTI1Mg/US.
Other than birdwatching, I am often found hiking, backpacking and camping in the Rockies or the Sierras, often with friends or family. Even on my longest backpacking trips I carry at least one camera with at least one lens and some of my best landscape photography comes from these trips. When not outdoors, I can be found reading sci-fi or fantasy (check out The Expanse), playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends, or enjoying a game of Civilization VI.