Education & Certifications
M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Conservation Ecology (2014)
B.S., The College of William & Mary, Chemistry, Biology (2012)
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
General research interests: How environmental chemistry influences soil and sediment microbial community dynamics and carbon cycling. Microbial activity plays a large role in carbon storage, greenhouse gas release, and the transport of toxic metals. However, microbial processes differ vastly depending on local environmental conditions. I study how the availability of substrates microbes use to generate energy affect microbial ecology and the processes and rates controlling carbon cycling.