Mike Wallace is a graduate student in Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences at North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina. His research focuses on urban ecology, natural resource management, climate resiliency as well as political and labor geography. Current projects include developing interactive web maps for the North Carolina Department of Transportation and mapping invasive plant species for Wake County parks. He holds a B.A. in History with a concentration in Education Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. A working musician and event planner, he lives in Raleigh, NC with his partner and a high-spirited rescue pup.