Welcome to my personal website. I am a graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver in the Department of Integrative Biology. I am interested in all things found in the forest: the insects, flowers, trees, and fauna. The goal of my research is to understand processes that impact forest health.
I am a master's student in the Ragland Lab. Our lab is interested in the process of local adaptation, particularly in response to seasonal variability. We work to understand the mechanisms and targets of natural selection, integrating studies from genomes, to physiology, to whole organism performance. My thesis work will focus on the spruce beetle impacting Western forests.
Alongside my research, I am interested in advocating for diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math.