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My research focuses on soil health and carbon cycling in forests, grasslands, and agroecosystems (e.g., agroforestry systems) in response to human land-use and management decisions and climate change. I am passionate about furthering our understanding of soil carbon cycling and applying soil science to help manage our land resources sustainably, mitigate climate change, and promote food security and ecosystem services by enhancing soil health. I am particularly interested in investigating the interdependence of soil properties, soil depth, microbes, and roots with respect to carbon protection and decomposition. Through collaboration, creativity, and sharing the joy of science, discovery, soils, and art with others, I strive to make a lasting positive impact in my field, as well as guide and inspire future leaders and innovators.


  • PhD (Soil Science), University of Alberta, 2022

  • MSc (Env. and Forest Sciences), University of Washington, 2017

  • BA (magna cum laude), University of West Florida, 2010


  • 2023 - Present – Assistant Professor (State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry)

  • 2022 - 2023 – Postdoctoral Associate (Yale University)

  • 2018 - 2022 – Forest Soils Lab Manager (University of Alberta)

  • 2017 - 2022 – Research Assistant (University of Alberta)

  • 2015 - 2022 – Teaching Assistant (University of Washington & University of Alberta)

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