Currently, I am a Ph.D. candidate at Tulane University in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. You can find me in Gamboa, Panama or New Orleans, LA studying endophytic fungi, playing my washboard, and writing about science.

I began interning for mongabay.org in 2012 and quickly discovered a passion for bringing science and environmental news to the public. During my tenure with mongabay.org, I wrote over 50 articles including the “Innovation in Tropical Forest Conservation” interview series and several long-form, investigative articles as part of a Special Reporting Initiative focused on hydropower dams in the Andean Amazon.

My work has been published by Mongabay.org, the Global Forest Reporting Network, Public Library of Science blog, the World Conference for Science Journalists, Elephant Journal, Waking Times, focusingonwildlife.com, raoni.com, appropedia.org, twosides.org, thebluedotpost.com, and rightsandresources.org.

After completing my Ph.D., I plan to work full-time in the field of science communication.