I graduated with my Bachelor's of Science in Environmental Studies and Sustainability with a minor in Art and Design (emphasis in Photography and Graphic Design) from Northern Michigan University in 2015. My undergraduate experience included much time spent working with invasive species and culvert analysis throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan through the University and local Conservation Districts. This time spent in undergrad gave me a strong sense of critical thinking, especially concerning environmental issues and conservation. In 2017 I graduated from Kent State University with my Master's of Arts in Geography. My research focus and thesis was on safari tourism in Tanzania and the perceptions of international tourist's environmental impacts. I was able to expand my knowledge of research, current topics in Geography, and get a deeper understanding of environmental and developmental issues facing East Africa.
I am now pursuing my Doctorate degree at Kent State while taking classes, teaching a Human Geography class, and beginning work on my dissertation. My doctoral research will continue to focus on East Africa, particularly looking at levels of community engagement and human-environment interactions around a national park in Uganda.
I am from all over the Midwest, but I call Marquette, Michigan home. Being a "Yooper" and growing up around great lakes, trees, and wildlife has given me my love of photography, the outdoors, dogs, and travel!
2015 - B.S. Environmental Studies and Sustainability (Northern Michigan University) , 2017 - M.A. Geography (Kent State University)
Tourism Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Studies, African Studies
Solberg, A.M. (2017) International Tourist Perceptions of Their Environmental Impacts in Tanzania. Electronic thesis, Kent State University. https://etd.ohiolink.edu/pg_10?0::NO:10:P10_ETD_SUBID:151326.
American Association of Geographers, AAG African Specialty Group