MFS, Tropical Eco-Physiology, Yale F&ES BA, Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia
I am a PhD candidate in Dr. Graeme Berlyn’s lab and am in the final stages of completing my thesis on “Functional diversity of secondary succession plant communities within a tropical agricultural landscape in the Republic of Panama.” The other advisors on my committee are: Drs. Mark S. Ashton, Dennis W. Stevenson, Jefferson S. Hall, and Michiel van Breugel.
In addition to plant physiology and tropical secondary forests, I am also interested in plant allometry, community-based reforestation, and restoration ecology. I received an M.F.S. from Yale FES in 2006, and spent the intervening year working with the Applied Ecology program of the Center for Tropical Forest Science (PRORENA-CTFS) and the Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI) in Panama, both Yale FES initiatives. Previous to this, I received a B.A. in Foreign Affairs with a minor in Spanish from the University of Virginia and have worked extensively throughout Latin America.