Get Involved!

Working with students and citizen-scientists is an aspect of my work I truly enjoy. Below you can find info on current ways to get involved in our research, and you can also email me at about other opportunities.


Students from Baruch and other CUNY colleges work in my lab on a regular basis, and we've also been fortunate to welcome visiting students from REU's or other programs. My goal with undergraduate students is to give them a chance to experience all aspects of ecological research, from designing projects to presenting and publishing. No prior experience is necessary. Students who are interested in working in the lab should contact me at


Graduate students with similar research interests (or exciting extensions) and a desire to communicate science through outreach and teaching are welcome in the lab. Potential students should contact me at prior to applying to the CUNY Graduate Center program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior to discuss opportunities for collaboration and mentorship. Several sources of external and internal support exist (outside grants, NSF GRFP, NDSEG, and CUNY Science Fellowships) to support study, and I'm happy to assist potential students with these applications. Funding availability is a major component of the decision to accept students.