Graduate Assistant M.S. Student Hometown: Augusta, Georgia Education Education: Masters of Science Student - University of Georgia (2016-current) B.S. in Biology - Georgia Southern University (2016) Research Labs/Centers/Committee: Savannah River Ecology Laboratory Area of Specialty: Biology/Ecology Forest Biology Physiology Ecology Research Interests: Tree Physiology Forest Ecology Mathematical & Theoretical Biology Research Summary: I am currently studying the physiology of carbon allocation and carbon storage in trees. I am working on connecting tissue/cell plant physiology with whole-plant physiology and ecology. To function as a cohesive whole, all plants must coordinate their behavior at the cell level. How do storage tissues coordinate with leaves, vascular tissue, and meristems to act collectively as a carbon source or carbon sink? How does tissue-level physiology correspond to whole-plant physiology? To answer these questions, I am attempting to apply mathematical ideas from graph theory, dynamics, and category theory to derive predictions for carbon allocation phenomena. Teaching: I am currently a teacher assistant for FANR 3000 Field Measurements.