I am a plant systematist, working with crop wild relatives, particularly blueberries and cranberries (Vaccinium). I also study invasive species and species at risk, as funding allows. My work combines field work, herbarium research, morphology and conventional and NGS molecular tools.
Outside of work I tinker with electronics (Arduino, Atmel, keyboards) and hand tool woodworking. I am developing a Buddhist meditation practice in an effort to be 10% happier; currently approaching 2%.