I am a PhD student at Texas A&M University with the Wilcox Ecohydrology Lab in the Ecology and Conservation Biology Department studying Texas savanna ecosystems and their diverse plant communities, potential for ecological restoration, sustainable environmental resilience, and ecohydrological connectivity.
Former Work Experience:
~ Field Botanist with Elliott Environmental Consulting at the Savannah River Site, South Carolina
~ Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dendrology (Forest Trees of North America) in the Ecology and Conservation Biology Department - Texas A&M
~ Assistant Currator and Floristic Botanist at S.M. Tracy Herbarium
~ Lab Instructor for Agrostology (Grass Systematics) & Plant Taxonomy labs in the Ecosystem Science and Management Department at Texas A&M
I love plants and all other forms of wildlife and I am always ecstatic to learn more as well as teaching others what I know. I consider myself a wanderlusting world traveler and an interdisciplinary naturalist.
Primarily, I am a plant ecologist, so my main training is in Botany but I have also had extensive biological training in Herpetology, Entomology, Lichenology, Bryology, and Mycology along with minor training in Ornithology and Mammology, but I plan to expand upon those in the future as well.
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