What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I am an Ecology Ph.D. Candidate at Colorado State University. I integrate my disciplinary training in ecology and science education to study how early-career ecologists develop and strengthen their ecological literacy and identity.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?

I am interested in how we can leverage preprints to teach about scientific publishing and peer review to students (high school – graduate). I’d like to create a framework for others to talk with their institutions about how they can implement a seminar course to support early career researchers and work with the non-academic community to demystify science publishing and peer review.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I am most excited about broadening participation in science communication and knowledge production. I’m eager to work alongside others in pushing for more equitable pathways for early career researchers and historically excluded individuals to not only engage in science but also feel valued.

Ask me about….

Board games…like the ones that take multiple hours and lots of strategy to complete! Although I’m incredibly passionate about research and teaching, I will always have a part of me that dreams of opening a board game cafe!

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