Mentoring, teaching, outreach

Undergraduate involvement is a key part of my research, and I play an active role in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. I focus on career planning and development, critical thinking and the scientific process, and statistical/computational skills. I am personally and professionally invested in promoting diversity in research and in agriculture (CV).

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Katie, Beth, and Mark identify weeds in the field at the University of Maryland
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Hannah, Anthony, and Chana count plants in a lima bean study at the University of Maryland
Field of cucumbers
Rachel’s experimental zucchini plot at Florida State University
Building a hummingbird
Pineview 5th graders learn about ecology and make clay models of organisms
Creating ecosystem art
Pineview 5th graders learn about ecology and make clay models of organisms

UNDERGRADUATE MENTORING

2014 Hawi Itana “Modeling for IPM in R” University of Maryland
2014 Katie Judd “Winter cover crops in organic vegetable production” University of Maryland
2013-14 Hannah Weiss “Winter cover crops in organic vegetable production” University of Maryland
2013 Gil Hasty “Winter cover crops in organic vegetable production” University of Maryland
2011-2012 Kerri Brinegar “Effects of plant height on pollination and seed predation in Rhexia virginica” Florida State University
2009-2010 Rachel Atchison “Root herbivory by banded cucumber beetles (Diabrotica balteata) affects zucchini plant performance (Cucurbita pepo)” Florida State University
2009 Hannah Carey “Clonal integration of induced resistance to herbivory damage in Chamerion angustifolium” St. Edwards University & Rocky Mountain Biological Lab

2013 Maryland Day Insect Zoo, University of Maryland

2012 “Insects as Food”, School of Arts and Sciences, Tallahassee, FL; Leon County Libraries, Tallahassee, FL

2011 “Art and Ecology”, Pineview Elementary School, Tallahassee, FL

2004-5 Biology and Integrated Science, US Peace Corps, Guyana SA