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Outreach & Service

I believe that science should be accessible to and inclusive of everyone. I am also passionate about supporting the wellbeing and mental health of scientists. Please see some of my ongoing projects below.

K-12 Science Education

For the past six years, I've brought presentations about ecology and conservation to K-12 classrooms. Additionally, I led lessons on invertebrate diversity and microscopy in the Pespeni Lab. I find sharing my knowledge with my community to be one of the best parts of my job.

Mental Health

I created and taught a course at the University of Vermont on graduate student wellness. I also worked with a group of UVM graduate students to reduce mental health stigma, build community, and increase accessibility to wellness resources on campus. If you are interested in learning more about this work, please check out

Outreach & Service: My Work
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