I’m thrilled to share that I have been selected to receive the Botanical Society of America’s 2019 Emerging Leader award! According to the society’s website, this award is “given annually in recognition of creative and influential scholarship in any area of botany reflecting the breadth of BSA. Awardees will have produced outstanding scholarship and also demonstrated exceptional promise for future accomplishment.” Past awardees include Stacy Smith, Selena Smith, Mike Barker, Ben Blackman, and Madelaine Bartlett – what an incredible group to be a part of!

There’s a nice writeup on BSA’s website, where you can see descriptions of all the past awardees and their accomplishments. I’m so grateful to Mike Barker, who nominated me for this, to the folks who wrote letters in support of that nomination, and to my students and colleagues for helping me be successful!