I am a plant ecologist and evolutionary biologist. As a PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh, I study alfalfa plants and their bacterial mutualists. Along with research, I love organizing science communication and outreach programs. I am a Community Network Leader for the Science Communication network on Plantae and a founder of Amplicomm, a science communication training program. One of my favorite ways to communicate science with broad audiences is through writing. You can find my work in Nature, Science, the ASPB newsletter, and other media outlets. Feel free to contact me with any science communication inquiries at NForrester11 [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Research Areas:
Botany, Ecology, Evolution, Biotic Interactions

Volunteer Activities

  • Writer and Editor for EvoBites, a blog dedicated to sharing fascinating stories of evolutionary biology with diverse public audiences.
  • Organized and lead an ecology and evolution workshop for public high school teachers in Pittsburgh.
  • Founded an Invasive Species Awareness Program in collaboration with the American Alpine Club in Fayetteville, West Virginia.
Current Affiliations
Experience & Education