Outreach is an important part of my life as an ecologist because it engages the public in important ecological challenges facing our world today. For this reason, I am involved with several outreach groups including the UCR student chapter of the California Invasive Plant Council (Cal-IPC), where I participate annually in the "Earth Night in the Garden" outreach event and the Fall and Spring Native Plant sales. I have worked with the Riverside Metropolitan Museum in their Nature's Lab "Discovery Days" where members of the community can participate in hands-on engaging activities to expose children to scientific concepts and questions. I am active in the Bristlecone chapter of the California Native Plant Society in Inyo county and attend their local field trips and give presentations on my research at chapter meetings. Most recently, I have begun partnering with the Ameal Moore Nature Center in Riverside, CA as a 'guest scientist' for the Junior Science Days program. I aim to continue to integrate outreach into my research endeavors and create ongoing collaborations with community members in both Southern California and the White Mountains region.