I am a student in the Natural Resources and Earth System Sciences (NRESS) PhD program at the University of New Hampshire. In 2015, I received my master’s degree from the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee where I worked on understanding the impact that urbanization has on the evolutionary trajectory of species and phylogenetic diversity.
My PhD research focuses on soil ecology in agroecosystems and explores ideas around nutrient cycling and plant-microbe-soil interactions. Currently, I work on several projects that use long term agricultural research (LTAR) sites across the midwest, including the Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) in Hickory Corners, MI and the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC) in Mead, NE.
I am also a proficient mountain biker and compete on an elite level in the Enduro discipline. When I am not focused on my research, you can find me on the race circuit or riding bikes for leisure. I also spend my time promoting cycling advocacy, women in cycling, women in STEM, and sustainable farming practices. I am passionate about the outdoors, so I am always out and about exploring on bicycle or foot, trail or road, and either solo or with good company.