I am currently a USDA Climate Hub Fellow based at the California Hub. At the Climate Hub, I am translating scientific research into formats that will help farmers, ranchers, and forest managers adapt their practices to climate change.
I did my dissertation work in ecology at UC Davis and at the CEFE-CNRS in Montpellier, France as a Fulbright fellow, receiving my Ph.D. in December 2015. My work examined how Mediterranean-type grasses survive severe drought and provided management recommendations for sustainable ecological restoration. I also conducted collaborative interdisciplinary research in human ecology as an NSF IGERT trainee, exploring how people respond to new environmental concerns.
I am passionate about science translation and education. Before coming to UC Davis, I taught high school science (biology, Earth and space science, and environmental science) in Maryland. Since moving to California, I’ve stayed involved in a variety of education-related activities, from California to Kenya.