I am an undergraduate senior at the CUNY College of Staten Island. I will be receiving my B.S. in Biology in June of 2012. I am currently working on my Honors Thesis, which focuses on the interactions of loblolly pine tree fungal endophytes. This past summer I enjoyed an internship at Duke University in the lab of François Lutzoni, where I contributed to the research on Peltigera lichens. My other interests lie in Ecology, Botany, Native American Anthropology, and bird migrations.