About me


I’m a 2nd year PhD student in the Plant Biology department at the University of Georgia, co-advised by Dr. Shu-Mei Chang & Dr. Jim Leebens-Mack. I am an early career Plant evolutionary biologist interested in computational biology & flower color evolution. Check out my research here

Previous Training

I completed my Bachelor of Science at the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA in Spring 2020. After earning my degree, I participated in the Success in Graduate Education (SIGUE) program at Michigan State. Check out my CV here

Outreach & Advocacy

I’m really passionate about science communication and diversifying the STEM higher education community. As a queer, Latinx person, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on my own experiences in higher education, which has naturally led to several leadership and advocacy roles during my academic career. Check out my outreach efforts here

Outside of academia

Athens is a great town to live in, with lots to do! That’s one of the reasons I decided to come to UGA. When I’m not on campus, I’m usually rollerskating, karaokeing, or doing ceramics at the local pottery studio.