I am currently interested in the history of Portuguese and Spanish colonialism and the appropriation of botanical and medicinal knowledge. I am also interested in the study of drugs as a whole and the cultural and legal frameworks that are applied to them throughout the world.

2021-22 Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award: “The Blood of the Nopal: A Case of Indigenous Cochineal Cultivation from 1521-1796”

Honors Recipient: UC Santa Cruz 

UC Santa Barbara Regents Fellowship Recipient 2022-23