I am a second-year PhD student in the Population Biology program at UC Davis, studying plant community ecology. I am interested in the effects of contingency on plant community dynamics, particularly in the context of regeneration after disturbance.

My work combines experimental manipulations and computational analysis of landscape-scale remote sensing data to identify the effects of initial conditions on plant communities, the persistence of these effects through time, and the impacts of projected climate change across the landscape.

I am co-advised by Truman Young and Susan Harrison.