• PhD Biological & Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, 2011
  • MSc Earth & Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University, 2007
  • BSc Environmental Science at University of California at Santa Barbara, 2004
  • BA Spanish Literature at University of California at Santa Barbara, 2004
  • Study Abroad at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2003

Research and Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor, University of California at Davis, 2017 – present
  • AXA Research Fund Post-doc Fellow at IfU – Environmental Fluid Mechanics, ETH Zürich 2014 – 2016
  • Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow at SIMBIOS Centre and ETH Zürich, 2011 – 2014
  • Visiting Lecturer at Dept. Plant Biology and Soil Science, University of Vigo, 2012
  • Course Instructor at Cornell Prison Education Program, Auburn Correctional Facility, 2010
  • Research Assistant at Dept. Land, Air and Water Resources, University of California at Davis, 2005
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant at Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research, 2003 – 2004


  • UC Davis Hellman Fellow
  • Communicate Your Science Video Competition Finalist at EGU
  • AXA Research Fund Postdoc Fellowship
  • Graduate Women in Science Fellowship
  • Marie Curie-International Incoming Fellowship
  • United Kingdom Research Excellence Framework Participant
  • Royal Society of Edinburgh International Exchange Program
  • Teresa Heinz Foundation for Environmental Research Dissertation Award
  • NG Kaul Memorial Scholarship
  • Cornell-Sloan Graduate Fellowship

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