About Me

Welcome! I’m a microbial ecologist and computational biogeochemical oceanographer. I am a PhD candidate in the MIT-WHOI Joint Program for Oceanography, primarily advised by Professor Mick Follows and Dr. Mak Saito. I am interested in the relationships between microbial interactions and their global biogeochemical consequences. My research combines laboratory-based studies of microbial ecophysiology, field-based uptake rates of trace metals and nutrients, and models of marine microbial interactions to connect insights across scales. I am specifically interested in how microbes exchange organic resources, like vitamin B12, and how this underwater economy shapes community structure and function.