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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.


Teaching is my favorite part of science! 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.

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.