I am a UC Berkeley graduate (Spring 2013), where I earned my B.S. in Environmental Sciences. As an undergraduate I worked in David Ackerly’s lab to complete my senior thesis project on herbivory defense traits of island plants. I began working in the lab in the summer of 2012, primarily working on the Marin Carbon Project. Since then, I have started working in Puerto Rico assisting Leilei Ruan in his postdoctoral work involving the role of redox potential in greenhouse gas fluxes. I first became interested in the tropics when I studied abroad in Costa Rica in a Tropical Biology and Conservation program. I look forward to continue working in Puerto Rico, while hoping to start a graduate program in ecology in the coming years.