I am a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Univeristy, in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. My research focuses on the carbon cycle, especially the microbial communities that mediate carbon transformations. I take a system-level view of biogeochemical processes, and I am especially interested in the interaction of humans with the natural world.

My current projects at Harvard concern deep subsurface carbon transformations, and hydrothermal vent-associated microbial communities. Prior to Harvard, I studied human impacts on salt marshes for my Ph.D. research at Boston University, and my undergraduate thesis before that focused on climate change impacts in terrestrial grasslands.