Undergraduate Researcher

Bio: Melissa is originally from Longmont, Colorado which is located near Boulder, Colorado. She is currently completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado Boulder where she is majoring in EBIO and minoring in MCDB. She joined Smith Lab in 2021 and will be collaborating with Rocío Deanna to determine a more accurate evolutionary history of the Solanaceae family based on morphological traits of plant and seed fossils as well as modern samples.