Currently I'm a PhD student in Sarah Evans Lab based at Michigan State University's Kellogg Biological Station.
I'm an Iowa native and, so, grew up playing in the cake-black, prairie soils that are now dominated by row crop agriculture. I received my BA in Biology at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. There I learned about the complicated dichotomy of agriculture in the Midwest - agricultural management can be both the greatest challenge and source of hope for the future prosperity of people and the environment. I believe that this difficult balance can be overcome with unified science, farmer engagement, and policy.