Matt is passionate about understanding how human impacts on the environment alter species interactions and how those interactions change through time. He is excited to use that mindset to work with diverse stakeholders to restore and create a resilient watershed. Matt has a wide range of field sampling experience and has worked with taxa ranging from plants to parasites and in ecosystems from the alpine in Colorado to the montane forests of southeast Australia. While Matt enjoys collecting data in the field most days, he’s equally happy to crunch the numbers to share results that can be understood and utilized by anybody. Matt received his Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and is currently a PhD Candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. As a Program Associate for the Watershed Center, Matt supports the river and forest programs by working with scientists, stakeholders, and community members to create resilient ecosystems. Find Matt running on the same trails that the Watershed Center works to restore and protect in his free time.