Graduate degree (MS Biology 2014), certification in Community College Instruction (2012), dual BS degree (Anthropology & Environmental Policy).
Interests include community outreach and education on native plants and pollinators, cultural connections with plants and bees, pollination biology, plant ecology, and more.
Variety of experiences in botany (education, field research, restoration). Variety of skills and experience with nature education: in the field, in the classroom, and online.
Worked on native bee nesting projects and helped farms and gardens become pollinator friendly. Photographs flowers and bees.
Studied honey bees, bumble bees, solitary bees, and more.
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Research and Activity Emphases:
Pollination Biology Ethnobiology Sustainable agriculture Botany Ethnobotany of beekeepers Solitary bee nesting
Public Outreach Ecological Restoration Science Education Pollinator Health Curricula Development Plant Ecology
Value of native plants and pollinators Conservation Biology Books / articles in progress