Currently a Master's student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, I am wo
rking at the 
Museum of the North Herbarium (ALA) while pursuing my degree through the Biology and WildlifProgram.  I am studying the systematics and distribution of the Spring Beauty genus (Claytonia) in Alaska.  The genus Claytonia is well recognized around Alaska for its attractive flower. Despite its charismatic appearance, there is much confusion around the species delineation of Claytonia in Alaska.