I am the Communications Coordinator with the New York Invasive Species Research Institute. Much like the wildlife I studied during my graduate work at the University of Vermont, I am a wide-ranging generalist who makes connections across divided landscapes. I developed a boots-on-the-ground perspective as an AmeriCorps member pulling invasives throughout Massachusetts and while monitoring post-restoration vegetation in Minnesota. My experience as a land steward, Long Term Ecological Research assistant, and wildlife corridor modeler provided me with abroad lens to view management and research. I bring these perspectives—along with an infinite curiosity of the pieces, patterns, and processes of our natural landscapes—to help prevent and manage the impacts of invasive species in New York State. As a member of the NYISRI team, I enjoy continuing my work in landscape connectivity by bridging the gaps between science and practice.