Advisor: Michael Andreu
Growing up in a rural setting in Marion county FL provided me with a unique childhood containing natural areas to explore coupled with rapid urban expansion into those areas. The importance of conserving, restoring, and maintaining the diversity and integrity of natural communities is my ultimate passion in life. Providing knowledge and understanding for others seeking to do the same has become the premier focus of my education. Groundcover restoration and enhancement is the focus of my PhD studies. At UF I help oversee the management of the Natural Area Teaching Laboratory, as well as the UF Native Plant Nursery.