Danielle graduated with a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences, Applied Ecology in 2015. She also has a MSc and a BSc from other well-known universities. As you can probably guess, she’d be a professional student if she could make a living doing that!
She has a long record of academic research in several disciplines, and she has literally gotten her hands dirty working with crayfish, lake sturgeon, least terns, piping plovers, waterfowl, invasive snails, freshwater fishes, invasive plants, and frogs. Back in the lab, she has conducted research on adaptive management, ecosystem resilience, decision-making, conflict resolution, and ecosystem network modeling. Her Ph.D. and Postdoctoral research focused on developing predictive models to help manage the spread of aquatic invasive species. Though there are too many to list, her favorite research-related memories include watching the northern lights while electrofishing in northern Wisconsin, collecting eggs from lake sturgeon in Lake Superior, and learning to scuba dive at one of her study sites.
While in graduate school, she accumulated quite a bit of teaching experience and has taught in-person and online courses such as Anatomy/Physiology, Forest Ecology, Medical Bacteriology, and Environmental Economics. Finally, she has experience working internationally and spent two summers as a Research Fellow at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenberg, Austria; however, she still doesn’t speak German well.
After pivoting away from academia, she has become a professional editor and spends a lot of time editing and developing scientific manuscripts on the latest international research – a dream position for someone who loves learning and is always asking questions. She enjoys working with students and is up for tackling any research topic.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
I have traveled to 35 countries and even toured the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in Ukraine.