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Her research: "I am interested in plants and how the Earth's floral biodiversity has changed over time, using both molecular and fossil data. These data allow us to understand the impact of factors such as climate, plate tectonics, and interactions with other organisms on the Earth's biota. I am especially interested in understanding the persistence of non-flowering plants, such as ferns and gymnosperms, which dominated the earth for 200 million years before the evolution of angiosperms."
Why she likes paleontology: "I like paleo because it allows me to time travel. I love to think about what the world looked like millions of years ago … and how many different events have shaped the biodiversity that we see today."