Professional Service

  • National Science Foundation. Panelist. 10/12/2020 - 10/16/2020
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Member. Panel Member. 01/2019 - 02/2019
  • NSF. Role: Member. IOS Panel. 01/2015 - 12/2015
  • Utah Plant Biology Association. Session Moderator, Aspen Grove. 01/2015 - 02/2015
  • American Society of Plant Biologist. Monitoring Editor for key publication, Plant Physiology. 01/2009 - 12/31/2017
  • National Institute for Food and Agriculture. Panel member and ad hoc reviewer. 01/2006 - present
  • National Science Foundation. Panel member (5 times) and ad hoc reviewer. 01/2000 - present

Internal Service

  • College of Science Safety Committee. Chair, 01/01/2020 - 06/30/2020. College service.
  • EDGES Graduate Diversity Fellowship Review Committee. Chair, 01/01/2020 - 06/30/2020. College service.
  • College of Science Seed Grant Proposal Review Committee. Chair, 10/14/2019 - 01/31/2020. College service.
  • School of Biological Sciences Safety Committee. Member, 07/2019 - present. Department service.
  • College of Science Directors of Graduate Studies committee. Member, 07/2019 - 07/2020. College service.
  • College of Science Safety Committee. Member, 07/2019 - 06/2020. College service.
  • Executive Committee member, Faculty Cluster Hire in Math & Science Education, College of Science. Contribute to searches occurring in Chemistry, Math, and Physics departments, and consider possibilities for synnergy among the job candidates. Attended meetings, Seminar, and met with candidates., 09/10/2018 - 09/2019. College service.
  • UPSTEM Biology Articulation Team member. Contribued to HHMI-funded Utah Pathways to STEM initiative by working with SLCC Biology faculty, and coordinating curriculum and course content., 01/01/2018 - 01/2019. College service.
  • Associate Director. Oversees and coordinates all aspects of teaching and curriculum in the School of Biological Sciences, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Chair. Oversee curriculum-related aspects of the school, including new course proposals, decisions about course offerings, timing, and ensuring excellence in our curriculum meets the needs of our students. , 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. College service.
  • Executive Committee. Participate in governance of the department, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Career-Line Faculty Development Committee, Chair. Oversee mentoring and other needs of career-line faculty., 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • College of Science Curriculum Committee member. Contribute to coordination of curriculum through the college, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. College service.
  • Chair of Curriculum Reform Task Force. Develop a new introductory biology course, and reorganize curriculum to better serve the needs of students and improve four-year graduation rates, 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Cell Biology. Chair, 06/2015 - 06/2016. Department service.
  • Internal Reviewer, Department of Human Genetics. 03/2015 - 04/2015. University service.
  • Cell Biology Task Force. Member, 08/05/2014 - present. Department service.
  • Research Space Working Group. Committee Member, 08/06/2013 - present. University service.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Cell Biology. Member, 08/06/2013 - 06/2014. Department service.
  • MCEB Graduate Program . Director, 08/07/2012 - present. Department service.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Microbiology. Committee Member, 11/2011 - 12/2013. Department service.
  • Planning Committee for a College of Science Graduate Program. 09/2011 - 08/2013. College service.
  • Executive Committee. Representative for MCEB division, 09/2010 - 06/2013. Department service.
  • Presidential Committee for the Status of Women. 09/2008 - 06/2011. University service.

Outreach

  • Science Fair Judge, Salt Lake Valley Regional Science Fair. 04/2011 - present
  • Guadelupe School - teaching Botany and introduce to University Biology Department. 30 second grade students. 03/2011 - present
  • Hand-on Science, Elementary School, Indian Hills Elementary. 09/2006 - present

Honors & Awards

  • Environmental Heath & Safety's Award of Merit. University of Utah, 07/2020
  • Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 07/01/2016