I joined the Kremen lab in 2012. I received a B.S. in Biology from Whitman College and an M.S in Zoology/Physiology from the University of Wyoming, where I focused on population modeling and demography work, related specifically to a common but overlooked vagrant lichen in Wyoming grasslands, but also in relation to the pronghorn antelope, the Alaskan lichen Vulpicida pinastri, and the Yellowstone Grizzly Bears.
I believe that successful biological conservation will require both sound quanititative analysis as well as keen and reverent observations of naturalists and amateur nature lovers alike. I have spent much of the last 10 years getting to know as precisely as possible the insects, plants, lichens and birds all over the west. The hymenopteran pollinators are a great catalyst for many different kinds of people to get excited about conservation both close to home and in a wilderness setting. I currently spend much of my time thinking about ways to promote insect conservation in agricultural, urban and wild landscapes, looking under the microscope at flies and bees, and rambling through my favorite places in the bay area.