I am a PhD student in the lab of Prof. Chris Field. My academic interests include vegetation biogeography, community ecology, and environmental ethics–– particularly in the context of the Anthropocene. During my B.S. at Cornell University I studied general biology and botany, and worked in the plant systematics lab of Prof. Kevin Nixon. My broadest goal is to understand the biological and philosophical determinants of where plants belong in the Anthropocene, and my current projects pertain to changes in North American vegetation distributions in response to shifts in wildfire regimes, climate, and land-use.