About The Author

I am a disease ecologist and PhD candidate at the University of South Florida (USF) interested in exploring host-parasite interactions within the context of global climate change. My research specifically focuses on the effect of temperature on Schistosoma mansoni, the causative agent of human schistosomiasis, and its intermediate snail host, Biomphalaria glabrata. I enjoy doing science outreach and education with K-12 students and mentoring undergraduates at USF. I am currently working towards increasing my involvement in science policy.