We are delighted to welcome Tamara Milton as a new PhD student in the lab starting this fall. Tamara graduated from Bucknell University with a dual degree in Biology and Environmental Studies and a minor in Spanish (Magna Cum Laude). Following her 2012 graduation, Tamara spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay promoting environmental conservation. This past summer, Tamara did ecological studies in Sleeping Dunes, Michigan focused on climate change impacts on federally threatened Pitcher’s thistle. Tamara is interested in doing conservation-oriented ecological research in Latin America.