Doctoral Track Student
Dissertation/Research Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Hénaff
Environmental microbiomes consist of microorganisms that inhabit specific environments and are associated with beneficial (increased biodiversity) and pathogenic (source of contagion) public health effects. As the density of urban areas increases, the access to diverse environmental microbiomes decreases and has the potential to exploit environmental justice issues. My research applies earth observation techniques to assess area-level conditions of the urban microclimate as they relate to microbial diversity.