Teaching and outreach
The highlight of my teaching experience to date is instructing Plant Classification and Identification at the University of Washington (BIOL 317), an intensive introduction to flowering plant systematics, morphology, and phylogeny, with over 150 students enrolled each year. Another great experience has been instructing Washington Native Plant Society volunteers in plant identification as part of the WNPS stewardship program.
As a graduate student, I wrote about some of my experiences as contributions to the student science blog Science Positive.
I like to draw as a casual occupation. Examples of my work include:
New species illustrations for Lachemilla mexiquense and Actinotus repens.
Contributions to the revised Flora of the Pacific Northwest, through the University of Washington Herbarium. Illustrations of taxa in Polygonaceae, Ericaceae, and Saxifragaceae.