I am a graduate student in the Environmental Resource Policy program at George Washington University. I graduated in 2014 from Colorado State University with BA in Political Science and a minor in Global Environmental Sustainability. After graduating I worked for two years at CSU's School of Global Environmental Sustainability. Through my studies and work, I have come to realize that there are significant gaps between science, policy and the public that are holding back environmental sustainability. My goal to help bridge these gaps led me to George Washington University, and, ultimately, to Planet Forward.