Chris is a first-year master's student in the geography department. He received his BS in applying and communicating environmental science from Huxley College at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. During his time as an undergrad he also completed the GIS certificate and received a minor in journalism, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the campus environmental magazine, The Planet. He believes that anthropogenic climate change is one of the most pertinent issues of the modern era and as such, he hopes to do his part to help steer humanity and all living systems through the next century. He will be spending his time working under Dr. Connie Woodhouse and Dr. Kevin Kanchukaitis.