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About me

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley under the supervision of Dr. George Roderick. At Berkeley I am a member of the Evolab. I am broadly interested in invasion ecology, specifically the ecological consequences of biological invasions.


I am completing my dissertation as a Pathways Student Trainee with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in the Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Unit in Albany, CA under the supervision of Dr. Patrick Moran. I am exploring how mosquito population dynamics is influenced by invasive aquatic plants in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, one of several California regions where West Nile Virus cases have continued to increase over the past several years.

News & Publications


A second paper from my previous M.S. degree program has been published in PLOS One. You may find it here.



I passed my Doctoral Qualifying Examination. I am officially a PhD Candidate!

Research Interests

Invasion Ecology​

Population Ecology


Ecological Risk Assessment 


Mosquito Biology, Behavior, and Management




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