I've had an interest in rocks and fossils since I was a small child, amassing a large collection in my youth, but hadn't considered it a viable career path instead starting my path as a social scientist studying gender and sexuality. My interest in a career in paleontology peaked after finishing my first degree, leading me to pursue a second bachelors degree. While working on my undergraduate at Weber State I discovered a true deep love of plants as well as a curiosity about the methods they use to adapt to new environments, which has lead me to pursuing a doctoral degree here at Stanford University.

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Weber State Univeristy - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (2020)

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Weber State University, Geology (2020)
  • Area Studies Certificate, Utah State University, Women and Gender Studies (2013)
  • Bachelor of Science, Utah State University, Sociology (2013)