Current Research: My project is on the mechanized application of SPLAT, a pheromone-infused wax used for mating disruption in cranberry marshes. I am co-advised by Dr. Brian Luck in the Biological Systems Engineering department. We will be using unmanned aerial vehicles and retrofitted boom sprayers to deploy SPLAT.
Background: I received a BA in International Studies and a minor in African Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Since graduating in 2009, I assumed many roles within the agricultural value chain. My professional experience has seen me managing a vineyard, working at an agricultural research station, an agritech start-up and a consulting firm that conducts research primarily on agricultural projects. I am originally from Orange, California. I enjoy cooking, gardening, surfing and hiking.