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Bio: Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Tina started at CU Boulder in 2018. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Ecology. While attending UGA, she worked at the Julian H. Miller Mycological Herbarium digitizing its lichen collection. She later worked with Dr. Marin Brewer studying the azole-resistant fungus Aspergillus fumigatus in agricultural environments. Currently, she is a PhD candidate and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and she is co-advised by Alisha Quandt (also in EBIO). Her research investigates the phylogenomics, ecology, and higher-level systematics of the fungal classes Geoglossomycetes and Leotiomycetes. She is in the process of developing a pipeline to generate metagenome-assembled genomes from fungal specimens collected from the environment.