I graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in May 2013 with a B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Since graduating, I have participated in several research studies within government and private institutions.
I was a research leader and science educator for the Engineers Without Borders, CU Nepal Chapter, collaboratively designing and executing water sanitation projects abroad. The pursuit of science education in developing communities is an objective intended to accompany my future research, focusing on outreach in rural Alaskan villages.
In August 2016, I joined the Biology and Wildlife Department as a Masters of Science student in the Drown lab. I aim to address the impacts of permafrost thaw on the Alaskan soil microbiome, and how the soil microbiome effects regional subsistence berries, Bog blueberry (Vaccinium uliginosum) and Lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea).
You can learn more about my current and past research experience on this webpage.