I became excited about soil biogeochemistry and ecosystem change while working in the Groffman Lab at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in 2012. I subsequently conducted 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 am a teaching assistant, research mentor to undergraduates, and have been involved in field biology courses for undergraduates. In addition, I am interested in science communication and I write about diverse experiences in science on my blog, Field Work.
Currently, I am a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Berkeley. My research concerns the ecological and societal implications of changing nitrogen biogeochemistry in terrestrial and atmospheric environments.