Courtney Gomola

A New-Englander born and raised, I spent my undergraduate years in New York, and received my BS in Environmental Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. From there I changed coastlines, moving to California to act as an ecology field lead for the Youth Conservation Corps at Lava Beds National Monument, and then more recently as a plant ecology research assistant at the UC Davis McLaughlin Reserve in Lake County, CA. I've moved to Colorado to join John McKay's lab studying plant evolutionary genetics. I plan to do my Master's work focusing on the invasive grass Aegilops triuncialis, particularly looking at it's effects on California soils, it's impact on native plants, and what role genotypes play in it all. ________________________________________