I am a current graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver in the Department of Integrative Biology at the Ragland Lab. I graduated from CU Denver with my undergraduate degree in biology in May 2017 and started my master's program in August 2017. I really enjoy research and welcome any opportunity to share my science.
I am currently studying Dendroctonus rufipennis, the spruce bark beetle. You may have seen their work in the upper elevation forests in Colorado. I plan to learn much more about them and find ways to help forest management along the way. Previously I've worked with Dendroctonus ponderosae, the mountain pine beetle. Read on for more information!