Sampling Lake Poway in San Diego, California

Sampling Lake Poway in San Diego, California

I received my B.S. in General Biology from the University of California, San Diego, and also completed my M.Sc. in Biology at UCSD as part of the Contiguous BS/MS program. As an undergraduate,  I swam on the UCSD Women’s Swim Team and was a co-founder and historian of the UCSD Scuba Club. For my master’s research, I studied under the guidance of Dr. Jonathan Shurin.

I am currently a PhD student in Zoology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in
Dr. Mary O’Connor’s lab. I am interested in how species interactions change through time and I want to predict how climate change will affect important ecosystem functions in eelgrass (Zostera marina) meadows.

On my free time, I enjoy exploring the great outdoors. Hiking, backpacking, and photography are a few of my favorite hobbies, which have led me to develop a strong affinity for the Sierra Nevada and deserts of the American Southwest.