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Sampling for particulate metabolites in 2019


I use analytical organic chemistry tools to understand microbial life and environmental processes. Through measuring both rare and abundant molecules that microbes rely on, I try to address questions relating to carbon cycling on scales from the micrometer size of a cell to the thousands of kilometers that span ocean basins.

Phytoplankton, like this microscopic species called Pseudo-nitzschia, are so small that they are invisible to the naked eye. Image from NOAA.


I have taught science in a wide variety of capacities, from formal classrooms to informal hiking outings, and at levels from first grade to graduate students. Teaching science is my favorite part of science!

Volunteering at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle


I am constantly looking for ways to engage students in venues outside of the university and in non-traditional educational settings.