Office 210 Kleberg Center
Natural Resource Ecology and Management
My area of interest lies in the sustainable use of environmental resources to improve human quality of life whilst conserving the natural world. My current focus is on the environmental impact of the energy industry. In addition to my graduate studies, I am working as a Research Assistant for EnergeA on international environmental legislation applied to the energy industry. More specifically, I am reviewing and helping create regulations for Mexico’s government to avoid and reduce environmental impacts associated with drilling projects. In addition, I am also very intrigued by green roofs. Considering most green roof research has been conducted in temperate climates, I am interested in the selection of plants that thrive in warmer, drier climates that can also withstand the adverse conditions associated with life on a roof. Coupled with other sustainable technologies, green roofs with hand-picked plant species can provide a strong system that balances art, aesthetics, ecosystem services, and human needs.
B.Sc. (Hons.), Conservation Biology and Ecology, University of Exeter, UK, 2013
Recent Honors and Awards
Graduate Fellowship, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología & Instituto de Innovación y Transferencia de Tecnología (CONACYT), Mexico, 2014-2016
Exeter Award for Professional Development, 2011
1st Prize, Versailles Academy contest “Concours QuinteSciences”, 2009
Dion A. 2013. Hyperparasitoid host selection, population dynamics, and their wider implication as a biocontrol agent in agricultural applications. BSc Thesis, University of Exeter, UK.