My current research focuses on the ecology and physiology of parasitic plants. I am also interested in conservation, environmental policy, and the impacts of climate change on natural systems.
Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, I graduated from Wesleyan University with degrees in Earth & Environmental Science and Environmental Studies. My undergraduate research projects focused on mercury contamination in Costa Rica, intraspecific variation in leaf traits in Cecropia schrebreriana in Puerto Rico, and impacts of dynamite fishing on coral reefs.
Outside of science, I guide wilderness trips. I've led numerous canoeing and backpacking trips for youth, up to a month in length.
I can most reliably be found running trails while binging on podcasts.