I am a PhD student in the Marx Lab at the University of New Mexico, interested in the ecology and evolution of flowering plants in island and alpine systems.

Prior to beginning my PhD work in 2021, I earned my M.Ed. and teaching credentials at UMass-Boston through the Boston Teacher Residency in 2019 and taught 6th grade earth and space science in Olympia, WA.

Before teaching, I earned my M.S. in plant sciences at Washington State University in the Roalson Lab in 2018, where I used high-throughput sequencing and species tree analyses to better understand relationships between species of Hawaiian Cyrtandra. I completed my B.A. at the University of Colorado in 2015 where I looked into the diversity of aberrant plants in the Purgatory watershed using phylogenetic tools in the Tripp Lab.

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