Graduate student (M.S.)
B.A., Biology, Carleton College, 2011
Physical geography, ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, land use change
I am broadly interested in how human activity influences ecosystem processes, and specifically biogeochemical cycles. My MS thesis is investigating the influence of human land use and various biophysical factors on soil carbon storage. I am comparing soil samples from forests and pastures representing a broad range of soil types and climate from the island of Puerto Rico. I hope to determine the relative importance of those various factors in determining site specific carbon storage.
Teaching Assistant, Global Change Biology, Carleton College, 2011
Teaching Assistant, Biology Study Abroad Program, Carleton College, 2014
Awards and Honors
University Fellow, 2014-2015 National Merit Scholar, 2007-2011