Alex is a graduate student with Colorado State University’s Warner College of Natural Resources in the human dimensions of natural resources department. A lifelong angler and advocate of all things wild, Alex is devoting his graduate studies to the human perceptions and connections with native fish, habitat, and of fish hatcheries, as well as how to foster sustainable conservation behaviors. His post-masters goal is to apply his interdisciplinary skills (particularly social science research methods) towards more resilient management of wild fish and wild places and improving science communication. Alex enjoys swinging flies for anadromous fish and trout wherever he can find them and ties flies with all his extra time off the water.