Environment, Ecology, & Energy (E3P)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2022-2023 North Carolina STEM Policy Fellow
NC Office of Recovery & Resiliency
NC Sea Grant
I am a graduate student in the Castillo Lab at UNC, where I study the microbial ecology of the temperate coral Oculina arbuscula, a key member of hard bottom habitats in North Carolina. Specifically, I am interested in discerning the role of microbial symbionts in the adaptive response of temperate corals to environmental stressors. I am currently serving as a North Carolina STEM Policy Fellow in the NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, where I work on issues related to coastal resilience and nature-based solutions to floodplain management.
I completed my undergraduate education at the College of the Holy Cross, where I received a degree in biology and, my other passion, music.