Chelsea's passion for environmental stewardship started with stimulating and enthusiastic science teachers in Lake Zurich, Illinois. Her love of science combined with outdoor exploring and cooking with the family drove her to study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with her BS in Biological Aspects of Conservation and Environmental Studies. After taking a year off gaining experience in the agricultural sector working for the UW, the USDA, and IPM Institute, she has decided to continue her studies in Agroecology. She will spend her time in the pastures of Wisconsin grazing dairies, examining all factors of productivity, including soil health, nutrient cycling and management techniques. Chelsea believes food has the unique potential to help reconnect people to their community and the environment. After the program she hopes to help create these connections while helping agriculture become more sustainable for producers, consumers and the earth.