Originally from Annapolis, MD, I studied Biological Sciences at Cornell University, and stayed in Ithaca, NY after graduation to work in a natural resources lab. My past research has focused on the ecological impacts of species invasion as well as the impacts of the practices used to 'control' these invasions. I am looking forward to focusing more on plant-insect interactions during my time at CSU, and to studying plant resistance through a more evolutionary perspective. I hope to look at my systems through the perspectives of the managers and how factors impact the effectiveness of certain biocontrol agents. My advisors are Ruth Hufbauer and Andrew Norton.