M.S.E., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan. 2008
Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan. 2014
Postdoctoral Research: University of California-Berkeley
I am a microbiologist with broad research interests in microbial ecology, virology, biogeochemistry, and genomics. My research program spans environmental and human microbiomes, biogeochemistry, and bioinformatics. My wide-ranging interests stem from my education and experiences which have been highly interdisciplinary spanning sciences and engineering. Me and my lab have a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity. At UW-Madison, I teach an upper level class for undergrads and grad students: Microbiology 450 – Evolution, Ecology, and Diversity of Microorganisms.
Outside of the lab, me and my family are avid travelers. I also enjoy scuba diving, photography, and heavy metal!