From exploring slot canyons in Utah to investigating insect thermodynamics in the Rockies to predicting patterns of development in California’s Central Valley, Jenny Rempel is deeply in love with living in and learning about the American West. Having grown up in Fresno, California, Jenny is particularly fond of issues at the confluence of conservation biology and sustainable agriculture. She spent the summer of 2009 at a high-elevation field site in Colorado studying the population dynamics of a montane butterfly species, and last summer she worked with Prof. Tad Fukami to investigate the effects of removing invasive species from forest fragments. As a NOAA Hollings Scholar, Jenny is currently working with the Northwest Fisheries Science Center to study the effects of ocean acidification on marine crustaceans. While on campus, Jenny enjoys growing, cooking and eating food at the Stanford Community Farm. She serves as a co-founder and leader of the Stanford Farm Project and she organizes the Environmental Faculty Dinner Series. In the past year, Jenny has backpacked, swam, skied, snowshoed, hiked or camped in ten different national parks in the West. And she can’t wait to get back outside!