I strongly believe that science is not just for scientists. What scientists investigateĀ is only valuable if the greater community is involved and understands the significance. I have been involved in several outreach efforts over the years.

Science Cafes:

Lansing, Michigan: Biology on Tap

I have given two public talks at The Loft in downtown Lansing on Wildfires of California and how people have moved plant species around the world.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: SciPub


Presenting to the local community about wildfires and plant adaptation in Southern California. I have also given a talk in Santa Barbara about invasive plants of California

ScienceLine: Science outreach to K-12 schools


This question-based organization receives science questions from students of all ages and from around the world. Through this program I visited a local elementary school and examined smelly plants with 1st graders.

SciTrek Outreach Program

7th & 8th Grade Chemistry experimental design

Public talks

Santa Barbara Fire Safety Council

Santa Barbara Master Gardeners Association

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden