Florida International University
I am a Biology major at FIU in Miami, Florida, with a focus on Ecology and Evolution. I am generally interested in animal and plant adaptations to rapidly changing ecosystems, particularly due to extreme climate variation. I believe that if we understand how plants and animals adapt, even on a very small evolutionary scale, we can improve conservation, and properly inform restoration efforts. This summer I'll be studying how seeds, sourced from different regions for prairie restoration, compare when exposed to a simulated frost event. Personally, I am an avid reader. Also, I am optimistic about the potential of the internet to serve Science as a vehicle for communicating with the non-scientific public.