Aaron received a B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation and a certificate in GIS Science and Technologies from the University of Montana in 2015. As an undergraduate and after graduation, he worked on vegetation monitoring projects for the Bureau of Land Management and as a Lead Cartographer for Panthera, an International NGO that specializes in landscape scale conservation for wild cat species and their ecosystems. Aaron’s research focuses on studying the response of terrestrial vegetation to climate change via remote sensing and spatial modeling. When he is not in front of a computer, he loves being outside in the woods, riding his bicycle, and rock climbing.