I am a plant ecologist and a biology education scholar. I ask questions and test hypotheses by developing experiments, collecting data in the field, and analyzing large data sets. I have a passion for teaching and engaging students directly with scientific practices to empower them with critical thinking skills.
Currently I’m an Academic Specialist in the Plant Biology Department at Michigan State University. I’m studying variation in ecophysiological traits of switchgrass in the Lowry lab through the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and best practices in faculty teaching professional development with Diane Ebert-May.
Contact emeryna1 [at] msu [dot] edu