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I am an environmental scientist curious about the ways that our biological and physical worlds influence each other. I am particularly interested in microbes' role in the global carbon cycle, and microbial ecology of deep sea hydrothermal vents

I am also a parent and a teacher, and am passionate about helping young people connect with the natural world.

I take lots of photographs - mostly of the natural world. I love cooking. I get especially excited about home-fermented eats and drinks. I enjoy being outside whenever possible, preferable on or near mountains or the ocean.