Hello! I am a population, community, and chemical ecologist interested in understanding the factors driving variation in plant-animal mutualisms and animal-microbe symbioses. I am currently a USDA NIFA Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, studying biodiversity effects in bumble bee gut symbioses.
I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine in 2019. My dissertation focused on the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss on ant-hemipteran mutualisms. From 2020-2022, I was a Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech, investigating the chemical ecology of seed dispersal mutualisms.