I am a PhD student in the Integrative Genetics and Genomics Graduate Group at UC Davis. My research interests are understanding the interactions between heritable genetic variation and thermal tolerance plasticity. My study system is coral. Understanding this mechanistic link is important in this system because corals are sessile animals that must be able to cope with their rapidly changing environment due to climate change. When not in the lab, I am cooking, working out, or working on projects from my microcontroller kit.