Quick Facts

Grew up

La Verne, CA

Teaching Areas of Interest

Plant Biology; Ethics in Research, Student Training in Research

Research Areas of Interest

Root Development, Student Development, URM in STEM

One thing that inspires me to do my research is...

the possibility that my research could make a difference in food security.

How has your personal background influenced your work at CSUN?

I believe that CSUN provides access to an excellent education for students. We are a hands-on University even with 40K students. Our students get the theoretical underpinnings of their field of interests as well as a practical understanding and application of the theories in laboratory and other hands on (not virtual) experiences.

“When I am grading, I make sure I... am calm and walk around every now and again.”

What is your educational history?

Pomona College
University of California, Berkeley

Why do you like to work here?