My undergraduate degree is in business management/economics, and my interest in the sciences grew from trying to understand how to create a sustainable agriculture model while working on an urban farm.
I began volunteering in a plant pathogen and plant circadian rhythm lab where I developed as a scientist. I am interested in learning about how organisms interact with the environment and other organisms to come up with sustainable solutions to managing "problems".
I have a broad interest in various topics and take an active approach to understand the problems we face so that we may find a solution, which is how I got involved working with Aspergillus fumigatus.
While I love my organism I understand that when it grows in places in it does not belong there must be ways to manage it without upsetting the balance. At the end of the day I consider myself a fun-gi and hope I can maintain that with my fungi.