I'm a postdoctoral researcher in the Jones lab at the University of Notre Dame.

My research concerns the generation and maintenance of diversity in ecological communities. I use field and lab experiments to test mechanistic theories of species coexistence and community-ecosystem linkages. I also have interests in experimental evolution and statistics. My study systems of choice are plants and environmental bacterial isolates.

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.

*The video on the cover page depicts a microscopic view of the microbial community contained in the carnivorous pitcher plant Darlingtonia californica.