I have worked as a full-time technician in the Kalisz lab for the past six years. I am currently working on using microsatellite markers our lab has developed to genotype populations across the Tribe Collinseae and determine their outcrossing rates. During the summers I work at Trillium Trail Nature Reserve managing a project examining the role of herbivores and invasive species on population dynamics of native species. I also manage the planting and maintenance of plants for all lab projects with the help of Ellen York, our greenhouse manager.
Jessie is currently attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.