I am an incoming PhD student working in Alan Knapp's lab with a background in plant ecophysiology. I hail from Central New York, where I received my bachelors of science in Biology from Ithaca College. In Ithaca, I spent my free time either gorge jumping or measuring photosynthesis and stress responses of local moss species. After graduating, I spent a year at Cornell University researching how intracellular chloroplast movements of Arabidopsis affect photosynthesis and plant responses to excess light. For my graduate work, I will be researching how climate change driven alterations in precipitation affect the physiology of key grassland species and perhaps the less key bryophyte species. In my free time, I hope to explore all that Fort Collins and Colorado have to offer by bike and search for more high places to jump from into water.