I am an evolutionary ecologist with a passion for understanding how insects shape the evolution and ecology of invasive plants. I earned my PhD in Ecology in 2018 from Colorado State University, using common mullein to test theory on dispersal, invasion success, and plant-insect interactions. As a postdoc, I apply these interests to collaborate across past, present, and future biological control programs for purple loosestrife, Phragmites, and Japanese knotweed, respectively. I also explore new approaches for assessing impacts of invasions and their management more broadly, such as working with local acoustic experts and regional land managers to record changes in bird, frog, and bat communities. An integral part of all of my projects is my passion for mentoring, teaching, and supporting diversity within the sciences.