I recently finished my PhD in Dr. Bitty A Roy’s lab at the University of Oregon, with a fair bit of shared advising by Dr. George C Carroll. For most of that, I worked on the ecology of tropical Xylariaceae (as wood decay fungi, and as ubiquitous endophytes). In 2011, I received the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and the MSA Graduate Fellowship in 2013, in addition to small awards from the Oregon Mycological Society, Sonoma County Mycological Association, the Cascade Mycological Society, and the Mycological Society of San Francisco. Also in 2013, I participated in NSF’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) program in Taiwan, where he was able to work with the incomparable taxonomist of all things Xylariaceae, Dr. Yu-Ming Ju. Time in his lab was fundamental to my training as a mycologist.
After graduating, I took a postdoctoral researcher position with the Biology and the Built Environment Center, also at the University of Oregon, where I study the fungi found in indoor environments, and their relation to indoor air quality and energy efficiency.