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My interest in the natural world led me to study ecology and evolutionary biology, but after all my schooling I found myself confined to the laboratory studying the arguably inconsequential minutia of blood parasites in birds.  Seeking to use my scientific background for something a little more relevant to the world, I was fortunate to be offered a position with NRDC working on endangered species issues.  Having tried my hand with a biotech company, the National Park Service and even the Environmental Protection Agency, I have a special appreciation for the type of good work done here by my colleagues at NRDC.

Roots in:
I'm a westerner at heart having grown up both at the foot of the Colorado Rockies and in the central plains of Texas.
Favorite place:
Grand Canyon, sundown
Why "environmentalism" matters:
I believe, as Aldo Leopold best articulated, that our “community” includes not just people, but the soil, water, plants and animals around us - collectively “the land” that supports all life. "We abuse land because we see it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." – Aldo Leopold.

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