I am a first year Ph.D. student investigating relationships between climate, vegetation distribution and carbon cycling in Arctic tundra. I oversee the Carbon in Arctic Tussock Tundra network and manage its sample collection and processing efforts. I started in the Rocha lab in 2015 after graduating Colgate University with a degree in Political Science and Geography. As an undergraduate I studied the effects of soil conditions on vegetation growth patterns and carbon cycling in the Siberian Arctic with The Polaris Project. I’m also extremely interested in climate change policy and participate in the Notre Dame GLOBES interdisciplinary program.