Art by Brooke Weiland Studios
I am a soil ecologist and postdoctoral research associate at San Diego State University.
I work in the Department of Biology in the Barber lab. I received my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
in the Schweitzer lab at the University of Tennessee.
I integrate ecosystem ecology, microbial ecology, and biogeochemistry in my research using a diversity of
approaches including field observations, molecular biology laboratory techniques, glasshouse experiments,
genomic sequencing, and bioinformatics.
I am passionate about using rigorous and readily translatable science to solve pressing environmental challenges.