I always welcome emails from high schoolers and undergraduates interested in the plant sciences. Please reach out if you’d like to talk about plants!
You can check out my previous NSF GRFP applications: I got an Honorable Mention in 2019 (Personal Statement, Research Statement, Reviews) and was awarded in 2020 (Personal Statement, Research Statement, Reviews). Please reach out if you have any questions!
The STAR method is the best way to do interviews. I highly recommend it. Thanks to Ann Landstrom (Grinnell College) for introducing me to it!
In collaboration with Rev. Deanna Shorb at Grinnell College, we describe how textbook access codes are ironically inaccessible, possibly even limiting low-income student enrollment in some courses as it did in my own experience.
Teaching at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI). I had a great conversation with Dr. Ben DeRidder (Grinnell College) about what it’s like to be a plant physiologist and molecular biologist at a PUI.