2010-2012 Undergraduate Training in Theoretical Ecological Research (UTTER) Funded by NSF through the University of Texas, Arlington, the UTTER program is a two year integrated research and education experience for undergraduates in biology and mathematics. In my cohort of 8 students, I collaborated with other biology and math majors to approach ecological and biological problems through the use of mathematical models. Projects were mentored by Drs. James Grover and Hristo Kojouharov. Learn more about UTTER here: www.uta.edu/math/utter/
2012 Quorum sensing interaction and the effect of antibiotic on the dynamics of two types of bacteria.
2011 Effects of nutrient pollution and over-fishing on the growth of coral: a mathematical model.
2009-2010 NSF Big Thicket National Preserve (BTNP) Summer Research Institute A mentored undergraduate research experience combining field collection techniques with scanning electron microscopy in the lab under the mentorship of Dr. Carl Knight.
2010 Comparing Rhynchospora indianolensis (Small) and Rhynchospora scutellata (Griseb.) achene dimensions (SEM) to consider one single species. 2009 Observing an ectoparasitic relationship between leech and turtle species of the BTNP (Placobdella parasitica and Trachemys scripta elegans).