Lady is currently enrolled at the Community College of Denver and plans to transfer to a 4 year institution next fall for biochemistry and soil science. Her passion for growing food and her growing concern for soil fertility is what inspired her to get into research. Her goal is to work with large-scale farmers to begin producing better farming methods that have a lower impact on the environment by incorporating knowledge of the biogeochemical pathways within soils, as well as the microbial communities that populate these systems. She hopes to find a way to move away from chemically unavailable soil additives and fertilizers to a more holistic approach.
Project Title: Aluminum Phosphate Solubilization of Fungal and Bacterial Communities in Tropical Soils. Mentors: Tess Brewer and Noah Fierer, CIRES.