What brought you to UGA? Friendliness of the professors and being a recipient of the GREAT fellowship.
What are your research/study interests? Evolution, phylogenetics, conservation biology, floral morphology. In short, I study the genus of Echinacea through a phylogenetic and morphological lens.
What has been a benefit of being part of IPS?/How did it help you select your program? I made a good friend through the cohort and was able to experience a range of labs in the plant biology program. By choosing and rotating through different labs, I was able to understand the culture of the department and labs better – therefore, aiding in my decision.
What are your career goals? To do a postdoc outside of the United States and then become a research coordinator at a botanic garden.
Who is your major professor? Dr. Jill Anderson