I’m a research software engineer and data science educator at the University of Arizona with a background in chemical ecology, plant-insect interactions, and plant population ecology. My Ph.D. focus was on the effects of climate change and insect herbivory on the quality (flavor and health benefits) of tea (Camellia sinensis).


  • Plant ecology
  • Statistics and programming in R
  • Reproducible research practices
  • Tea


  • PhD in Biology, 2020

    Tufts University

  • MS in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, 2010

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • BA in Biology, 2006

    Whitman College