Tyler’s passion for public service and education have manifested in many ways throughout his time at Stanford. As an undergraduate, Tyler worked with Stanford Outdoor Education to make the wilderness more accessible to students on campus, fostering passion in others for the natural world. Tyler’s love of environmental education led him to work at the educational non-profit Teton Science Schools. There, he exposed students to environmental science and conservation through place-based educational experiences. Commitment to education has also led Tyler to TA a number of classes in both the Earth Systems and Urban Studies departments, including helping to develop the Stanford Educational Farm’s 5th grade science program for underserved communities.
Outside of education, Tyler first became invested in environmental service in middle school when he helped found an environmental awareness group: the Global Warming Hero League. In high school, he volunteered with the forest service in order to increase accessibility to natural resources and recreational land use. Through his research on Paraguay and Uganda at the intersection of land use, conservation, and health, Tyler has worked to integrate stakeholder perspectives and experiences with spatial and ecological information. In the future, Tyler hopes to work on conservation issues and education with non-profits and government agencies in the American West. He seeks to integrate community-engaged decision making with conservation research while providing educational opportunities.