Ph.D., Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, expected 2021

M.S., Epidemiology and Clinical Research with Global Health Concentration, School of Medicine, Stanford University, expected 2018

M.E.Sc., Environmental Science, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Graduate Certificate of Concentration in Global Health, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University, 2015

B.S. with Honors, Evolution and Ecology, College of Biological Sciences, University of California at Davis, 2011



Marklein, Alison R., Joy B. Winbourne, Sara K. Enders, David J.X. Gonzalez, Tiff L. van Huysen, Jorge E. Izquierdo, Derrick R. Light, Daniel Liptzin, Kimberley E. Miller, Scott L. Morford, Robert A. Norton, and Benjamin Z. Houlton. 2015Mineralization ratios of nitrogen and phosphorous from decomposing litter in temperate versus tropical forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Farrer, Emily C., Isabel W. Ashton, Marko J. Spasojevic, Shiyang Fu, David J.X. Gonzalez, and Katharine N. Suding. 2015. Indirect effects of global change accumulate to alter plant diversity but not ecosystem function in alpine tundra. Journal of Ecology.


Honors & Awards

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2016–present

Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science & Engineering, Stanford University, 2016–present

Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) Doctoral Fellowship,
Stanford University, 2016–present

Fox International Fellowship, Yale University, 2015–2016

Regents Scholar, UC Davis, 2007–2011


Select Presentations

Epidemiology Seminar Series, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). A Toxic Supply Chain: The health impacts of artisanal gold and mercury mining in Latin America. Mexico City, Mexico. 16 May 2016. (Invited talk)

2nd Forum on Mercury and Environmental Public Health in Madre de Dios, National Amazonian University of Madre de Dios (UNAMAD). Mercury and women’s health in Madre de Dios, Peru. Puerto Maldonado, Peru. 5 November 2015. (Invited talk in Spanish)

Annual Meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS). Trends of mercury exposure in the Peruvian Amazon: Mercury studies of humans and the environment, 1993 to 2015. San Diego, California. 26 June 2015. (Talk)

International Congress on Global Environmental Health (ICGEH). A systematic review of studies of mercury contamination and exposure in Madre de DIos. Lima, Peru. 14 March 2015. (Invited talk in Spanish)

1st Forum on Mercury and Public Health in Madre de Dios, National Amazonian University of Madre de Dios (UNAMAD). Round Table Opening Presentation: Investigaciones Sobre Mercurio en Madre de Dios. Puerto Maldonado, Peru. 18 November 2014. (Invited talk in Spanish)


Teaching Experience

UAR 56: Building a Successful Academic Career, Stanford University, Fall 2017

Urban Ecosystem Analysis, Yale University, Fall 2015


Research Experience

Research Assistant, Center for Amazonian Scientific Innovation, 2016–present

Visiting Scholar, El Colegio de México, 2015–2016

Mercury Specialist, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, 2014–2015



English, native speaker

Spanish, fluent, written and spoken

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