I am a PhD candidate in the Diez Ecology lab at the University of California Riverside. I received my undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences at the University of Florida in 2011 and my Master's in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development from the University of Georgia in 2013 in the Wurzburger lab.
My research interests include alpine ecology, global change biology, plant-soil interactions, plant species range shifts, and soil microbial ecology. I carry out my research within the UC Natural Reserve System and am a student fellow of the Institute for the Study of Ecological and Evolutionary Climate Impacts (ISEECI). I am an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Inprovement Grant (DDIG) recipient and a University of California President’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship awardee (DYFA) .