I became excited about biogeochemistry and ecosystem change as an undergraduate working in the Groffman Lab at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in 2012. This passion grew into independent research on urban afforestation and soil nitrous oxide fluxes in New York City (Pierre et al. 2016). I graduated from New York University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies in 2013. I began the Ph.D. program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell in fall 2013.
At Cornell, I was a Sloan Fellow and an NSF Trainee in the Cross Scale Biogeochemistry and Climate IGERT. I was a teaching assistant, research mentor to undergraduates, and continue to be involved in field biology courses for undergraduates. In addition, I am interested in science communication and I write about the intersections between ecology, environment, and freedom for broad audiences.
Currently, I am a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley. My research focuses on the ecological and societal implications of changing nitrogen biogeochemistry in terrestrial and atmospheric environments.