I am a computational systems biologist in the Computational and Predictive Biology Group in the Biosciences Division at ORNL. I am primarily a plant quantitative geneticist. I did my Masters in Plant Molecular Systematics and Evolution from Claremont Graduate University and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, and my PhD in Forest Genetics from West Virginia University. I am broadly interested in understanding the genetic architecture of complex traits, genetics of local adaptation, and genomic selection. My current work in the group involves building and applying statistical genetics and genomic selection models in a range of eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems including poplar, switchgrass, pennycress, and bacteria.