I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Botany & Plant Sciences Department at the University of California, Riverside. Wilson Rankin lab
My research interests include plant–pollinator interactions and phenology. Specifically, I am interested in how invasive plant species and fires impact native plant phenology and pollinator visitation. For my research, I employ techniques in field work, lab work, and statistical analysis.
As a first-generation college graduate and granddaughter of migrant farm workers, I am passionate about the recruitment and retainment of members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM. Through my mentorship and community engagement, I communicate my research, teach various technical skills, and provide resources to those seeking opportunities in higher education. I aim to show others that science is for everyone!