About Me


Photo taken by Yurika Isoe at Biosphere 2 in the Rainforest Biome

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biology & Environmental Studies at Case Western Reserve University. During my time there I worked as a farm hand, research assistant, and a lab technician. As a member of the Burns lab, my research focused on spatiotemporal heterogeneity in soil moisture and its affects on species coexistence. I began my graduate studies at the University of Arizona and am conducting  research with the Dlugosch lab. In the fall of 2017 I will be joining the Agricultural Education Department at the University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Leadership while pursuing a PhD in Higher Education.

When I’m not working at the University of Arizona you can find me skating with Tucson Roller Derby. I currently skate for the Bandoleras. I also spend my time gardening, reading, and playing board games.