I am broadly interested in what drives variation within and among marine populations. I LOVE studying life forms that photosynthesize (i.e,. phytoplankton, seaweeds, and seagrasses) and I conduct my research using a combination of field experiments, lab mesocosms, and genetic tools.
In addition to my research, I care deeply about being an effective mentor and educator. I have been the primary mentor of one high school student and four undergraduate students. When it comes to teaching, I have served as a teaching assistant for many different types of ecology courses. My career goals are to become a professor and bring the Kollars Lab into existence! Follow my journey on my blog!
- Zostera Experimental Network Graduate Fellow, Nakaoka Lab (Summer 2012)
- Master’s student in Marine Biology at the College of Charleston, Sotka Lab (2011-2014)
- Seasonal Research Assistant, PISCO/Lubmenge Lab (2010)
- Seasonal Research Assistant, Hare Lab (2009)
- REU student, Dyhrman Lab (Summer 2007)
- Undergraduate Independent Researcher, Miner Lab (2006-2008)
- Undergraduate student at Western Washington University (2005-2007)
- Undergraduate student at Wenatchee Valley College (2003 – 2005)