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Growing up in California, surrounded by diverse deserts, grasslands, and forests, the allure of ecology and conservation had captured both my heart and mind. Observing and interacting with the intricate dance and delicate balance that gives life to entire ecosystems sparked an intense passion within me.

Rigging trail cameras at the UC James San Jacinto Mountain Reserve 

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Campus Hill Restoration Project (CHRRP) plant sampling and data recording 

To me, ecology and conservation aren't just topics of interest; they are wholehearted commitments to preserving the very essence of life. Understanding the mechanisms and patterns of our world propel me down a path of wonder, discovery, and unwavering dedication.

Into the World of Science

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