Willow was raised along the coast of Maine where she developed a passion to protect her sacred outdoor spaces. Graduating with a degree in Environmental Policy from Colby College in May 2020, Willow moved to Bozeman where she works as a research analyst for JGRE. Although her undergraduate expertise is in marine conservation, Willow is passionate about the integration of science, policy and communication in rural spaces and loves learning from her coworkers. Working for JGRE has opened many exciting new pathways and areas of study, including soil health and educational accessibility for farmers and ranchers, drought management in Montana, regenerative agriculture, and the pertinence of successful communication and engagement within any and all areas of research.
Willow is grateful to be apart of the JG team and hopes to one day get an advanced degree – but is still figuring that one out.