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.

Currently, I study fungal pathogens in Erin Mordecai’s lab (Stanford) and mathematically model the role of fungi in ecosystems as a collaborator with Karen Abbot’s lab (CWRU).

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.