"Nothing in science has any value to society if it is not communicated." –Anne Roe
Organized and Moderated Community Event and Scientific Panel
March 2, 2023
I organized a Microbiome Center event that hosted a community screening of The Invisible Extinction (https://www.theinvisibleextinction.com/), followed by an expert scientist panel Q&A session. Over 200 community members attended! Our panel discussed topics related to the film and included: 1. Associate Professor Laura Weyrich, PhD, 2. Assistant Professor Darrell Cockburn, PhD , 4. Assistant Professor Jordan Bisanz, PhD, 4. Project Manager Nichole Ginnan, PhD (moderator; Me!)
Presented Research at the International Phytobiomes Conference
September 15, 2022
Thrilled to have been apart of this amazing group of speakers. I talked about how plant microbiomes adapt to drought and host environments.
2022 Q&A with 6th graders at Sandy Creek Central School
February 9, 2022
I met with 6th graders in Mr. Ben Archibee's class at Sandy Creek Central School for "Meet a Scientist" Q&A!
Phytobiomes 2020 Graduate Student Paper of the Year Honorable Mention.
April 16, 2021
Our paper "Disease-Induced Microbial Shifts in Citrus Indicate Microbiome-Derived Responses to Huanglongbing Across the Disease Severity Spectrum" was recognized with an honorable mention for the best graduate student paper published in Phytobiomes Journal in 2020!
Recipient of UC President's Dissertation Year Fellowship
April 30, 2019
1 of 3 graduate students selected out of a pool of applicants from all 42 graduate departments at UCR. This prestigious fellowship provides 3 quarters of funding, a small research grant, and supports travel to give a seminar presentation at another University.
Plant Discovery Day
May 5, 2016
Organized a station to teach 5th graders about plant microbes.