Credentials: PhD Student - Turner Lab
My research focuses on the function of freshwater ecosystems, particularly ponds and wetlands in urban settings. I am interested in how these systems provide ecosystem services and the role that they play in the larger urban landscape.
Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree in iBio?
I wanted to study aquatic systems in a more wholistic way and understand how the landscape beyond the shores of a lake or wetland impacts its function.
Why or what do you love about the program?
The diversity of ecologists and ecological approaches on campus.
Fun Fact:I have a cocker spaniel named Maggie Mae
MS in Biology from Central Michigan University; BS in Natural Resources Management from Grand Valley State University.