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

My research primarily concerns interactions among micro-organisms and their plant hosts. I use field and lab experiments to investigate how plant-associated microbes impact their host's performance and interactions with other community members. I also have interests in experimental evolution and statistics. My study systems of choice are aquatic and carnivorous 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.