I joined the faculty at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County in Fall 2013 after completing a post-doctoral appointment at Oak Ridge National Lab. Prior to that I was at Colorado State University working towards my MS and PhD in Ecology. My research interests focus on how soil microorganisms respond to changes in temperature and precipitation. Microbes are the driver of processes in soils and are a fascinating area of research because the organisms themselves are so small but their impact on the soils system is monumental.
Outside of the lab and classroom I enjoy hiking and reading.
Advice for students: Try your hardest to succeed, people will remember and value the effort you put forth.