I am a bee researcher in training studying how new and mature wildflower restoration plantings on blueberry farms impact pollinator communities through project Operation Pollinator and project Integrated Crop Pollination (ICP). Additionally, I help develop site management strategies to promote establishment of seeded species.
My research interests include restoring landscapes for pollinators, developing methodologies to study ground-nesting bees, and studying pollinator movement within complex landscapes. I also greatly enjoy working with and teaching school groups and community members about pollination and the importance of native bees. Previously, I've studied apple pollinators, oligolectic bees on Clarkia flowers, orchid bees, and coffee pollinators.
When not outside catching bees and counting flowers, I also love playing with dogs, hiking, birding, making birthday cards, and throwing frisbees.