Hi, my name is Shelly and I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Soltis Lab at the University of Florida. I am a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF-GRFP) and past Botanical Society of America Student Representative (2019 - 2021).

My general research interest is polyploidy evolution and population genetics. I completed my B.S. in Biology at the University of Central Florida, during which I was able to participate in multiple undergraduate research opportunties (see About). With this website, I hope to share my current research (see Research) and anything else that pops up along the way (see Other).