I am an ecologist and a writer. My research seeks to better understand how plants interact with each other, with microbes, and with people. My writing explores this and more through fiction, non-fiction and poetry. I have a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from The Ohio State University. I’m currently a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Zürich. I’ve studied tropical forests, temperate forests, and grasslands in Panama, Finland, Switzerland, and the United States.