I was born and raised in Arkansas. I completed my undergraduate education at Hendrix College in 2013 with a double major in Biology and Spanish. I was very active in undergraduate research working with Pinus ponderosa from the Willamette Valley of Oregon. My work with pine brought me to Oregon for the first time in 2011, and this is when I become familiar with the graduate programs at Oregon State. After Hendrix, I accepted a year long position as the Conservation Research and Records Intern at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, Florida. I enjoyed my time working directly with tropical plants. I am currently designing a project to examine landscape genetics for Cedrela odorata (plant family Meliaceae) in the Peruvian Amazon.
September 23rd, 2014