1. Drives towards excellence in the area of research and development
  2. Innovative when developing solutions to problems
  3. Motivated to independently contribute to successful teams
  4. Actively pursues new lean ways in which to enhance processes and procedures 

Influential Mentors and Role Models:
● Russ Booth
● Gilda Rauscher
● Stephen Schrader
● Ashley Larson
● Jill Aalsburg
● Steven Rodermel 

Research Areas:
Applied Plant Biology


The Mechanism of Variegation in immutans Provides Insight into Chloroplast Biogenesis

publication date: Nov 27, 2012  

Frontiers in Plant Science

publication description: This paper discusses the role of IMMUTANS on early development of the chloroplast and its role in white and green sector formation.

A brassinosteroid transcriptional network revealed by genome-wide identification of BESI target genes in Arabidopsis thaliana

publication date: Feb 2011

 The Plant Journal

publication description: This paper discusses the role of Brassinosteroids in plant growth and development.

Volunteer Activities

Outreach Mentor / Instructor

Company NameChrysalis Foundation

Dates volunteered: Mar 2016 – Present

Volunteer duration 2 yrs 5 mos

Cause - Education

After-school outreach targeted to young women and designed to enlighten future scientists. Includes hands-on instruction that involves questions and answers to engage students in the area of science.

Current Affiliations
Experience & Education