Katie is a junior pursuing a B.S. in microbiology. She has been in the lab since May 2014, where she started as a REU student in Plant Genomics. Her focus in the lab has been investigating the changing symbioses of Medicago polymorpha and Ensifer medicae across their native and invasive ranges.
She is an active member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars and serves as the Treasurer of the Microbiology Club at Michigan State. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and being outdoors. Katie hopes to continue her education after graduation in May 2016 to earn a Ph.D. in microbiology.