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Jennifer Carter has joined the NGPRL as a Computational Biologist. Jennifer is originally from North Carolina, but has lived in Montana and South Dakota since 1994. She previously served the North Dakota National Guard as the GIS Coordinator for Engineering and Facilities. Prior to being with the National Guard, Jennifer served nine years with Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, as a GIS Lead working nationwide on Presidentially Declared Disasters. She received her Bachelors in Biology from North Carolina State University.



Dr. David Toledo has joined the staff of the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory as a Research Rangelands Management Specialist. He has been a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the lab since 2013. His research focuses on ecosystem health evaluation and finding ways of optimizing land management practices under changing climate and land-use scenarios. Dr. Toledo received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.



Krystal Leidholm has joined the NGPRL staff as Biological Science Technician. She has been supporting the “Renewal of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation: Land, Cattle, Beef, and People” project in a term employee position. Leidholm, a native of Washburn, ND has a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences: Conservation Biology from Green Mountain College in Vermont. Prior to her initial position at NGPRL, she was at the North Dakota Department of Parks and Recreation.

Last Modified: 2/5/2016
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