I am currently a graduate student pursuing my PhD at Arizona State
University. I have always been deeply interested in wildlife and
conservation biology. While attending the University of Arizona
I earned a B.S. in Biology and Nutritional Sciences. My research
at ASU focuses on understanding how a pathogenic fungus interacts with
its amphibian host. Specifically, I'm interested in
understanding what genetic components control susceptibility to the pathogen.
Before arriving at ASU I started gaining teaching experience working
as an intern with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Since
that time I've continued to grow as an educator teaching kids as young
as seven to retirees about a broad range of fascinating
organisms. From Gila monsters to endophytic fungi I use a
variety of techniques to share my passion for natural world. At
ASU I've taught BIO 181 and 281 and believe instilling passion and
excitement in students is essential for becoming a successful educator.