I am a theoretical and computational biogeochemist and microbial ecologist. Currently, I am a Principal Investigator at the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology (DGE) on the campus of Stanford University and an Assistant Professor (by courtesy) at Stanford. Prior to DGE, I was a Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Microbial Ecology, working at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles with Dr. Naomi Levine. I completed my PhD in Climate Physics and Chemistry in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), advised by Dr. Mick Follows. In my research, I aim to understand the relationships between microbial activity, global biogeochemistry, and the climate system. I use theory and mathematical models to understand how microbial ecology drives carbon, nitrogen, and other elemental cycling. I aim to develop broadly applicable models of microbial populations, grounded in underlying chemical and physical constraints, in order to robustly understand and predict the biogeochemical cycling in diverse and changing environments.

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