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I am a PhD student in the Population Biology graduate group at the University of California – Davis. I am in Jay Stachowicz’ lab and I am broadly interested in the how genetic diversity influences population and community properties. My current work is on genetic diversity in eelgrass (Zostera marina).  I am particularly interested in how genotypic richness and relatedness of genotypes can be used to predict the effects increasing diversity on things like population resistance and resilience to disturbances.  You can read more about it on my ‘research’ page.

I am also a member of the UC Davis responding to rapid environmental change Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (REACH IGERT). It is NSF funded  program designed to engage PhD students in collaborative interdisciplinary research. As part of the program my group conducted a study of fragrance chemicals in personal care products as a case study for an emerging environmental issue. For more information about the IGERT program as well as my collaborative research project see my ‘IGERT’ page.

I am using this webpage both as tool for people to learn about my research and my academic career, as well as an informal lab notebook for myself to organize some of my thoughts and catalog my experiences as I progress with my dissertation.

If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you! Feel free to leave me a message. Thanks for visiting.

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