I am queer and I am a microbial ecologist.//
I am an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at North Carolina State University. I study microbial eco-evo processes in agroecosystems. My work aims to inform decisions about land management, cropping systems, and nutrient inputs that support soil microbiome resilience and crop productivity. When I’m not working I’m hanging with my dog reading feminist sci-fi. As scientists we devote our ideas, our energy, and so much of ourselves to our research. We need to be able to show up with our identities wholly and unapologetically in our science communities.