I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Britt Koskella’s lab at the University of California, Berkeley. I’m interested in improving our ability to predict ecological and evolutionary processes, focusing especially on uncovering when and how these processes depend on history. I use a tri-trophic model system: tomato plants (S. lycopersicum), bacteria (plant pathogen P. syringae and commensal microbiome), and bacteriophages.

I received my bachelor’s degree in Biology from Duke University in 2018, where I completed three years of research in Jenny Tung’s lab, culminating in a first-author paper in Biology Letters.