2019-Current University of California Los Angeles PhD Graduate Student Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
I am a first year PhD graduate student in UCLA's EEB department. I am co-advised with Dr. Noa Pinter-Wollman and Dr. Peter Nonacs. I am interested in understanding the impact of microbial communities on animal behavior in a built environment.
2017-2019 University of Denver MS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
I obtained my MS from the University of Denver in Dr. Shannon Murphy's lab! In general I was interested in how honey bee foragers use the presence of other bees on flowers to make decisions about which flowers to land on. 2013-2017 University of Denver BS Thesis distinction Ecology & Biodiversity, BA in Spanish My honors thesis research focused on figuring out how honey bees decide which flowers to land on and whether they are attracted to flowers that are occupied by other honey bees.