I am an ecologist and postdoc at the University of Zurich. I am interested in understanding patterns and drivers of parasite diversity and abundance across space and time. Specifically, my research investigates how environmental change, species interactions, and ecological diversity influence the diversity and spread of infectious diseases.
I study these dynamics by conducting experiments in North Carolina herbaceous plant communities, surveying fungal communities in Pacific US and European grasslands, and synthesizing large data sets across empirical systems. I am also a dedicated teacher and mentor. I am committed to communicating my research to practitioners and the public via workshops, presentations, and social media.