Jo'lene Antonette Saldívar
I am a second-year Ph.D. student in the Botany & Plant Sciences Department at the University of California, Riverside.
My research interests include plant-pollinator interactions and phenology. Specifically, I am interested in how invasive plant species 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 science outreach. Through my mentorship and community engagement, I communicate my research, teach various technical skills, and provide resources to those seeking opportunities in higher education. My goal is to recruit and retain members of groups historically underrepresented in academia and STEM-based careers. I aim to show others that science is for everyone!