Having deep family roots in agriculture, I am compelled to understand the socio-ecological linkages of diversifying farming systems. My research builds on the knowledge produced in ecology, soil microbiology, pollination biology, and sociology of agriculture.
For my Ph.D., I am working with small-scale farmers embedded in the monoculture landscape of California's Central Valley. My research explores how on-farm diversification practices impact soil health and link to other ecological processes (i.e. pollination) on agroecosystems. Throughout my research, I aim to integrate social and ecological research approaches to support farmers, rural livelihoods, and ecological resilience.
B.S. Botany and Environmental Studies, Minor in Chicanx Studies , University of Wisconsin – Madison
Research Interests / Specializations:
agriculture, ecology, soil microbiology, pollination ecology, sociology of agriculture, rural livelihoods, and ecological resilience