Chris Schiller is a M.S. student in the Paleoecology Lab at Montana State University, with a B.S. in Geology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is a native of Camas, Washington with an interest in the reaction of terrestrial life to past climate change. His undergraduate research included response to glacial cycles in benthic foraminifera in the Gulf of Alaska and the historical distribution of nuisance diatoms in Grand Teton National Park.