I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Jones lab at the University of Notre Dame. Before this, I completed my Ph.D in Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley, my master's in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Florida, and my bachelor's at the University of Michigan. Starting in July, I’ll be at Rice University in Houston to conduct research and teach as a Huxley Faculty Fellow in the BioSciences department.
My research primarily concerns interactions among micro-organisms and their plant hosts. I use experiments and genome sequencing to investigate how plant-associated microbes impact their host's performance and interactions with other community members. I also have interests in succession dynamics, coexistence theory, experimental evolution, and machine learning. My study systems of choice are aquatic and carnivorous plants, and environmental bacterial isolates.