I am officially on the job market. If you are looking for a scientist with strong coding, modeling, remote sensing, and writing skills, reach out!
biodiversity // humanity.
I am a quantitative ecologist studying the effects of climate change and rapid environmental disturbances on complex community assemblages — from soil microbiomes to landscape forests. I leverage artificial intellegence, bayesian modeling, and scientific communication to answer these foundational ecological, biological, and philosophical questions: from the molecular to mars.
The study of biodiversity sits at the core of my research. I investigate complex interactions between species across various aggregations of diversity. My research specifically looks at the effects of climate change and environmental disturbances on the community (species) and functional (traits) composition of peatlands, soils, and forests. I augment this research with metabolic theory, seeking to understand the dynamic response of traits across temperature and competition gradients — the real-time response of food webs. I derive many of my hypotheses from my prior work in cell and molecular biology, where I sought to understand the functions of organelles through manipulation experiments leveraging CRISPR/Cas9 technology. I encourage you to learn more about my full research journey.
Currently, I am the President and Treasurer of The Woape Foundation, an education consultant working to promote equity in college admissions, and a PhD candidate in the University Program in Ecology at Duke University with Dr. Jean Philippe Gibert. My dissertation explores the impact of climate change and environmental disturbances on microbial community assemblages through Bayesian modeling, theoretical ecology, and artificial intelligence. I have also actively been involved in research on COVID-19, climate change and biodiversity, cell & molecular biology, and the exploration of Mars at the NIH and Duke.