I am a lesbian and I am a microbial ecologist.//
I am a postdoctoral scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, studying trophic interactions involving microbial eukaryotes inhabiting deep-sea hydrothermal vents. I began my journey into environmental microbiology as an undergraduate at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. I received my Ph.D. from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, where I used time-series to understand how microbial eukaryotic diversity and community structure changes over various spatial and temporal scales. I love asking questions about the role of microorganisms in food webs, especially in the deep sea! At sea you’ll find me filtering liters and liters of seawater or running various incubations. On land, I’m in the molecular lab or writing code.