I graduated from UF with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in 2008. Soon after, I gained employment with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Upland Habitat Research and Monitoring Program where I worked for nearly seven years. During this time, I developed a passion for plant conservation, so I returned to UF and completed my Master of Science degree in Environmental Horticulture in 2017. During that time, I investigated the seed biology of Harperocallis flava, a federally endangered species. I am now beginning a Ph.D. program where I will continue my research with H. flava. My research interests are centered around using seed biology and micropropagation for native plant conservation and restoration.