As fungi seek sustenance, they transform their environment and help or hurt the organisms around them. Using mathematics and experiments, I work to understand how these microscopic interactions affect the entire Earth.
In 2016, I graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Computer Science and Biology. At Stanford, I completed an Computer Science honors thesis, which integrated public data sets to investigate the evolution of ectomycorrhizal mutualism. After graduating, I worked on ectomycorrhizal fungi as lab manager for Kabir Peay’s group (Stanford), studied fungal pathogens in Erin Mordecai’s lab (Stanford) and mathematically modeled the role of fungi in ecosystems in collaboration with Karen Abbot’s group (CWRU).
Currently, I am a Ph.D. student in the Crowther Lab at ETH Zürich.
Natural history is a lifelong passion of mine; in my free time I am often outside, failing to understand the natural world around me. I am an enthusiastic amateur botanist and mycologist, and enjoy contributing to citizen science projects including iNaturalist and MushroomObserver.