What brought you to UGA? I came to UGA to work with faculty that strongly aligned with my research interests.
What are your research/study interests? Phylogenetics and population genetics.
What has been a benefit of being part of IPS?/How did it help you select your program? Lab rotations made IPS/UGA an attractive choice for a PhD program. Not being locked in to working with one professor and being able to experience working with multiple professors was hugely beneficial for me.
What are your career goals? Either a faculty member with a research-heavy position, or staff at a research institution (e.g. government).
Who is your major professor? Dr. Jim Leebens-Mack and Dr. Magdy Alabady