Equitable Environmental Conservation, Field Botany, Floristics, Rare Plants, Desert Ecology, Lithium Mining Impacted Lanscapes, Environmental Consequences of Green Capitalism and Extractivism, Lichenology, Alpine Floristics and Climate Change, Edaphic Endemism.
2024 - M.S. Botany, in progress. California Botanic Garden at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.
2021 - B.S. Natural Resources: Botany and Applied Ecology. Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
2019 - A.S. Natural Resources: Desert Ecology. College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA.
2008 - B.F.A. Sculpture, Ceramics. State University of New York, Purchase, NY.
GRANTS, AWARDS, & SCHOLARSHIPS
2023 - Torrey Botanical Society Graduate Student Research Fellowship - $1000
2023 - American Society of Plant Taxonomists Botany Travel Grant - $335
2023 - CNPS Orange County Chapter Charlie O’Neill Grant - $250
2023 - Botanical Society of America Congressional Visits Day Award - $2250
2023 - CNPS Bryophyte Chapter Mini-grant - $500
2023 - Mary DeDecker Botanical Grant, California Native Plant Society, Bristlecone Chapter Grant - $1000
2023 - Southern California Botanists Alan Romspert Grant in Desert Botany - $1000
2023 - California Native Plant Society San Gabriel Chapter Grant - $1300
2023 - Desert Survivors Research Award - $1500
2023 - California Native Plant Society Graduate Student Research Award - $600
2022 - Paul Silva Award, California Botanical Society - $600
2022 - Cactus and Succulent Society of America Award - $1200
2022 - American Society of Plant Taxonomists Student Research Award - $1000
2022 - James Reveal Award, Eriogonum Society - $1000
2022 - Summer Scholarship in Field Botany, Garden Club of America - $3500
2022 - Margaret Williams Research Grant, Nevada Native Plant Society Grant - $1000
2022 - Mary DeDecker Botanical Grant, California Native Plant Society, Bristlecone Chapter Grant - $1000
2022 - White Mountains Mini-Research Grant - $1000
2021 - Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (for 4-month service term) - $1800
2023 - Anti-extractivist wild clay processing and glaze development, Scripps College, Claremont, CA.
2023 - A Flora of the Silver Peak Range. California Botanic Garden, Seminar Speaker Series, Claremont, CA.
2023 - Floristics and the Flora of the Silver Peak Range. Desert Committee Meeting of the Sierra Club. Shoshone, CA.
2023 - Black Holes, White Gold: A Flora of the Silver Peak Range. Nevada Native Plant Society, Zoom, Reno, NV.
2022 - Guest Discussion Speaker, Commodification & the Oppression of Nature, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.
2022 - Ceramic Materials, Extraction, and Capitalism. Scripps College, Claremont, CA
2022 - Poster: A Flora of the Silver Peak Range. Southern California Botanists Symposium, Pomona, CA
2022 - Poster: Black Holes, White Gold, & Plants on the Edge: Flora of the Silver Peak Range. Botanical Society of America 117th Annual Meeting, Anchorage, Alaska.
2020 - Geology and the Arts: Soils into Paint. Presented for Oregon State University students. Corvallis, OR.
2019 - Larrea Tridentata. Presented for plant science students, College of the Desert. Palm Desert, CA.
2018 - Desert Conservation. Representing Mojave Desert Land Trust at Babes Ride Out, Joshua Tree, CA.
2017 - Medicinal Plants of Joshua Tree. Public presentation, Beatnik Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA.
2023 - Podcast Guest. BioScience Talks: A Dispatch from the AIBS Congressional Visits Day.
In Preparation : Black Holes, White Gold: A Flora of the Silver Peak Range, Esmeralda County, NV.
In Preparation : A conservation plan for the rare plant Chloropyon tecopense (CNPS 1B.2) in California and Nevada.
2021 - Alchemy of Earth and Sky: Luna Arcana vol 1, botanical illustration.
2021 - Smoke and Vine: An environmental memoir of childhood asthma. Self published zine, Portland, OR.
2017 - Fouquieria splendens illustration and article, Luna Arcana vol 2. Joshua Tree, CA.
2016 - Larrea tridentata illustration and article, Luna Arcana vol 1. Joshua Tree, CA.
2014 - Medicinal Plants of Joshua Tree and the Surrounding Areas. Self published zine. Joshua Tree, CA.
2011 - Knife and Pen: Short stories, accouterments. Self published zine. Oakland, CA.
2021-present - Graduate Research Assistant – California Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA.
2021 - Seasonal Lichenology Technician – Oregon State University. Southern Sierras, CA.
2021 - Seasonal Vegetation and Bat Technician - Mojave Desert Network, National Park Service. Boulder City, NV.
2020 - Seasonal Riparian Botanist - Montana Natural Heritage Program, Cody, WY.
2019-2020 -Seasonal Botany Field Technician – University of Idaho, Moscow, ID.
2018-2019 - Biological Science Technician – USGS, Desert Hot Springs, CA.
2018 - Seasonal Wildlife Technician II – Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, Bristol Bay, Alaska
2017 - Organic Farm Worker - Hyampom, CA.
2014-2019 - Freelance Naturalist and Ecology Educator – Sun Ritual, Joshua Tree, CA.
2014-2016 - Laboratory Assistant - Jenny Q’s Herbals, Joshua Tree, CA.
2012-2013 - Plant Propagation Technician - Merritt College, Horticulture Dept. Oakland, CA.
2011-2012 - Arborist - Tree Wolf, Berkeley, CA.
2023 - Grassroots Training for Biodiversity, Endangered Species Coalition Activist Training Lab, via zoom.
2023 - CEQA Impact Assessment Training, California Native Plant Society, via zoom.
2023 - Botanical Illustration Workshop, California Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA
2023 - Sky Island Flora of the White Mountains, Jepson Herbarium, Crooked Creek Research Station, CA.
2023 - Policy & Science Communication Training, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Washington D.C.
2022 - Introduction to Remote Sensing, The Center for Wildlife Studies, online.
2021 - Forest Inventory and Analysis Lichen Indicator Training, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
2021 - Environmental Writers Workshop with Jessica J. Lee, Orion Magazine, online.
2020 - AIM + MIM Training, Bureau of Land Management/Montana Natural Heritage Program, Lovell, WY.
2020 - Lichen Workshop, Jepson Herbarium, Berkeley, CA.
2019 - Wildlife Tracking Training, Wolverine Tracking Project, Cascadia Wild, Portland, OR.
2019 - Advanced Field Botany, University of Idaho, McCall Field Campus, McCall, ID.
2018 - Desert Ecologist Certificate, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA.
2017 - Desert Tortoise Field Techniques Course, Desert Tortoise Council, Ridgecrest, CA.
2017 - Field Botany Apprenticeship, Columbines School for Botanical Studies, Eugene, OR.
2014 - Tree Worker Climbing Certification, Tree Climbing International, Atlanta, GA.
2013 - Tree Pathology Training, Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, PA.
2012 - Horticulturalist Certification, Merritt College, Oakland, CA.
2011 - IN-Land Landscape Architecture Intensive, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
2009 - Permaculture Design Certification, Permaculture Institute, La Florida, Costa Rica.
2008 - Mushroom Identification, New York Botanic Garden, Bronx, NY.
BACKCOUNTRY MEDICINE & OUTDOOR SKILLS TRAININGS
2022 - Wilderness First Responder Recertification, NOLS, Big Pine, CA
2022 - PADI Open Water Diver, Beach Cities Scuba, Laguna Beach, CA
2022 - Colorado River Rowing Clinic, Colorado River & Cataract Canyon. OARS, Moab, Utah.
2021 - Mountain Horsemanship: Veterinary Care and Horse-packing, UC Davis, Rock Creek Pack Station, CA.
2021 - Whitewater Kayak Training, Wet Planet, White Salmon, WA.
2020 - Grizzly Bear Safety Training, Bureau of Land Management, Cody WY.
2019 - Coastal Drascombe Sailing, NOLS, Loreto, Baja Sur, Mexico.
2019 - Wilderness First Responder, NOLS, Flagstaff AZ.
2018 - Joshua Tree National Park Search and Rescue, Joshua Tree, CA.
2018 - Shotgun Target and Safety Training, Alaska Dept of Fish and Game, Dillingham, AK.
2013 - Wilderness First Aid, Ready SF, Marin Headlands, CA.
2011 - Red Cross CPR + First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens Certified, Oakland Red Cross, CA.
2004 - Red Cross Lifeguard, Brooklyn Red Cross, NY.
VOLUNTEER & INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
2023 - GLORIA Great Basin Volunteer – White Mountains Research Station, White Mountains, CA.
2022 - Botany 117th Conference Volunteer - Anchorage, AK.
2021 - GLORIA Great Basin Volunteer – White Mountains Research Station, White Mountains, CA.
2021 - Eureka Dunes Rare Plant Monitoring Volunteer – Death Valley National Park, CA.
2019 - Field Biologist Volunteer – UCR Center for Conservation Biology, Coachella Valley, CA.
2018-2019 - Native Plant Technician Internship - Mojave Desert Land Trust, Joshua Tree, CA.
2018 - Casey June Beetle Survey Volunteer – The Living Desert, Palm Springs, CA.
2018 - Wildlife Student Intern – San Diego Museum of Natural History, Grinnell Resurveys, Mecca, CA.
2018 - Herbarium Volunteer – Joshua Tree National Park, 29 Palms, CA.
2017 - Vegetation Intern – National Park Service Phenology Project, Joshua Tree, CA.
2013 - Horticulture and Propagation Volunteer - UC Berkeley Botanic Garden, Berkeley, CA.
2013 - Gardening Teaching Intern -Oakland Based Urban Gardens, Oakland, CA.
2013 - Administrative Intern - The Edible Schoolyard Project, Berkeley, CA.
2010-2012 - Taxidermy and Museum Collections Intern - Lindsay Wildlife Museum, Walnut Creek, CA.
2007 - Humanitarian relief effort for Hurriane Katrina, Habitats for Humanity, Biloxi MS and New Orleans, LA.
2002 - House building and Children's AIDS hospice volunteer, Tabitha Foundation, Phnom Phen, Cambodia.
Torrey Botanical Society
Nevada Native Plant Society
Society for Herbarium Curators
Botanical Society of America
California Lichen Society
Southern California Botanists
United Plant Savers
California Native Plant Society