Fostering a positive welcoming scientific community is extremely important to me and shapes my time outside of research. On this page, I hope to share some of my involvement. I really enjoy working with others, especially students. Here you can also find some of my other work and writing.
I have been extremely fortunate to work with amazing undergraduate researchers during my time at UF. Based on my own undergraduate research experience, I treat the mentoring relationship as two sided, there is always something we can learn from each other. I am very lucky to be able to be learn and work with each of these students!
Scatterplot of MIT living wage to guaranteed annual salary. Based on our current dataset of 177 Biology Ph.D. programs, only 5 pay a living wage.
In 2022, I began advocating for salary increases in my graduate program. Though we have been unable to make any improvements here at UF, we hope our efforts may help others. Part of these efforts was comparing our salary to other US-based Universities Biology Ph.D. salaries, also known as external benchmarking. Based on the data we collected, we ended up creating an application that we think will help others too.
We made an interactive website via an R-based shiny app where our current dataset can be explored. We are also expanding our dataset via crowdsourcing. You can contribute to our dataset and report errors through google forms linked on the website.
Florida Museum of Natural History doctoral students have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a competitive funding opportunity that supports scientists in the early stages of their career.....
New paper! This project was completed with the Soltis Lab and D. Blaine Marchant during a mini-REU in Summer 2017. This project investigated niche divergence among ploidal levels in a classic autopolyploid system, Galax urceolata.
Excited to share my first publication. This project began as part of my first REU with Julienne Ng and Robert Laport. This paper is part of a special edition of Frontiers titled Polyploid Population Genetics and Evolution - From Theory to Practice.