I am a new MS student working with Dr. Melinda Laituri and Dr. David Merritt. I come from San Jose and received a BS from San Jose State University in ecology and botany. I moved to North Carolina to pursue a degree in molecular biology at UNC, Chapel Hill. After receiving the NSF graduate research fellowship I decided to return to my ecology roots. In the past I have conducted biodiversity assessments and help restore native island flora. At CSU, I will be studying wetland ecology and restoration.