As a soil ecologist,

I explore the world beneath our feet


We can foster soil health for the future.

I research the dynamic properties of soil microorganisms, the role they play in soil nutrient dynamics, carbon cycling, and ecosystem resilience. As an educator in the field and classroom, I aspire to inspire the next generation of ecologists. I work with diverse communities of farmers, students, international scholars to discover best land management practices and to ignite curiosity and passion for science-based solutions.




Purdue University

550 W Stadium Ave

West Lafayette, IN 47907

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