AWARDS, OUTREACH, MENTORING, AND MORE!
KU GENOMICS SYMPOSIUM 2022
May 20, 2022
I co-organized the KU genomics symposium with an amazing team of postdocs and research associates. Talks and posters highlighted early career researchers.
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.
GRAPE MICROBIOME ILLUMINA VIDEO
January 9, 2017
An additional project in the Roper Lab that I was able to make contributions to. The approach described in the video is similar to the approach we are using in Citrus trees to potentially combat Huanglongbing disease.
PLANT DISCOVERY DAY
May 5, 2016
Organized a station to teach 5th graders about plant microbes.
RECIPIENT OF A NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
March 29, 2016
Received NSF support to research plant microbiomes and work on bridging gaps between policy markers and researchers.
CITY OF RIVERSIDE - COLLEGE FORUM
Served a 2-year term on a city committee with a mission to connect the city to the four major colleges in the area and help policy markers understand the needs and wants of undergraduate and graduate students.