After graduating in 2017 with a double-major in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Watershed Science, Tim began the Master’s program in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology at Colorado State University. His research interest focuses on how emissions of reactive nitrogen from human activity alters ecosystems, especially via changes in the carbon cycle. Specifically, he studies how a long-term nitrogen-enrichment experiment in a forested watershed in Rocky Mountain National Park has altered the soil carbon pool, and the flux of dissolved carbon to the stream. His advisers are Drs. Claudia Boot and Jill Baron.
What are you up to now in your job? Any noteworthy projects to discuss?
Besides research, I work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability. This has been a daunting and rewarding challenge. I am excited to have the opportunity to help undergraduate students learn about the natural world and fulfill their educational goals.
Can you reflect on your time and experiences at CSU and how it benefited you?
I found within the Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability a real community of faculty, staff, and students who want to make a difference in the world and want to help each other succeed. I found support and inspiration time and again, and the successes I’ve had have been due, in large part, to the web of peers and mentors fostered here.