As a Conservation Associate, Braden provides broad support to all of the Center’s program areas. Primarily working with the Corridors and Crossings team, Braden helps to implement various ongoing projects related to ecological connectivity and road ecology.
With a background in ecology and geographic information systems, Braden brings experience in scientific research to the center. After working as an intern in the summers of 2019 and 2020 Braden is excited to start full time with the Center to continue to develop his skills in the conservation biology field. Between his internships with the Center, Braden also completed an internship with The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado chapter working with ranchers in the Colorado Front Range area. Previously, he worked as a learning assistant for a course related to ecological principles and as a research technician in a lab working to quantify the effects of fragmentation on trophic cascades.
Braden is from Texas, and is slowly acclimating to the cooler climate of Montana. He enjoys hiking, skiing and is excited for the opportunity to learn to fly fish in some of the highest quality wild trout waters the US has to offer.
- B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado-Boulder
- Undergraduate Certificate in GIS and Computer Science