Washington State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of Entomology, Lab 253 Pullman, WA, 99163
Areas of Interest: Organism interaction and adaptation, as well as how aspects such as location and food availability affect the way an organism and future generations develop are topics holding my attention at present moment. The maturation of organisms due to environmental effects, compared to development through genetic variation, has been a debate that has captured my interest for quite some time. The dynamics behind the way individuals develop and diversify within a species is extremely intricate, and I cannot wait to do research of my own on trait development. A concentrated interest in biological studies has held my attention throughout my life, and coming to this university has only fostered that curiosity by allowing me to work in a research laboratory, as well as giving me a clear perspective to pursue my own passions. Mechanisms affecting inheritance and adaptation can be found in every aspect of life, allowing for possibilities in genetics that had previously been thought implausible. Those possibilities are the reasons behind my excitement to continue my education to graduate school in Genetics and Cell Biology, with a focus in mammalian genetics. In the future, I hope to use my degrees to participate in research around the globe regarding mammalian interactions, as well as study the change in physiology and behavior of species in differing environments.