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 received my PhD in Ecology in 2015 from UC Davis, where my dissertation research focused on Mediterranean-type grassland restoration in the face of climate change. I am especially interested in plant species and ecotype selection for restoration, the physiology and ecology of severe drought survival in perennial plants, and native seed increase and propagation strategies.
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.