MS, Entomology and Agroecology, UW Madison (Current)
BS, Horticulture, UW Madison (2020)
I am incredibly excited to learn more about the intricacies of the natural world and ways to improve our food systems. In my time during my undergraduate studies in Horticulture, I found that UW Madison has excellent programs and fascinating research surrounding agriculture, pollination ecology, and entomology. I look forward to discussing these topics and more with other passionate students and faculty!
With my roots in Central Wisconsin, it’s no surprise that I’m going to be working with cranberries. I will be joining the Steffan lab working on determining the roles of microbial populations in pollen and improving cranberry pollination. The creative research in this lab will immensely benefit Wisconsin’s cranberry farmers and broadly aid our understanding of bee health and nutrition.
In my free time, I love gardening, baking sweets, creating art, running, backpacking, and beekeeping. I am very close with my family and adore my two kittens, Boopert and McBean.