I am interested in orchids. Specifically the seemingly paradoxical observation of individuals being able to produce 10,000s - 100,000s of wind dispersed seeds in a single fruit, yet many terrestrial populations are often small and highly fragmented across the landscape. Focal questions include what limits recruitment within populations, what limits the ranges of orchid species, to what degree are populations connected through geneflow, and what are the historic patterns of migration. On a more broad level I am interested in how environmental factors limit migration and ranges within plant species.
2019 Orchid Society of America
2019 Marie Mellinger Grant awarded by Georgia Botanical Society
2018 Catherine H. Beattie Fellowship awarded by Garden Club of America
2016 Admission to the PhD Program in the Plant Biology Department at the University of Georgia
2014 B.S. General Biology, Georgia Gwinnett College, Lawrenceville GA