Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. Biology, University of Maryland
I grew up outside Baltimore, Maryland, studied biology and linguistics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, and received my Ph.D. from Rutgers University in New Jersey as a member of Rachael Winfree’s lab group. Between college and graduate school, I worked as a science educator in the Northeast US and in Southern California. I’m interested in the ecology and conservation of plant-pollinator interactions, robust methods for biodiversity estimation, and developing quantitative tools in ecology.
I work to build diverse, inclusive, and safe learning and research communities with my colleagues and students.
In my postdoc with Anahí Espíndola, I conducted preliminary work on the pollination biology of soybeans, worked with 4H to develop teaching materials, and developed a prioritization tool for regional species conservation. Now, as a postdoc co-advised by Joshua Weitz and Jonathan Dushoff, I work on Rabies transmission and continue ongoing work on biodiversity measurement.
I love sharing what I’m learning about bees, other pollinators, and pollination ecology, and I regularly do outreach programming with schools, beekeeping organizations, master gardeners, and other groups; please contact me if interested.