2004-present NCEAS working group participant. Habitat modification in conservation problems: modeling invasive ecosystem engineers.
2004 Session organizer. ESA Annual Meeting, Invasive ecosystem engineers in the west: effects on community function.
2003-present Ad-hoc subject editor, Ecology
2002-present Book review contributor. Plant Systematics and Evolution 237:108-110. Plant Systematics and Evolution 243:249-257.
2000-present Peer review. Diversity and Distributions, Ecology, CALFED Bay-Delta program, Journal of Vegetation Science, Acta Oecologia, Ecoscience.
1998-1999 Secretary, Biological Sciences Council. Graduate Student Assoc., UCLA
1996 Member, Admissions and Support Committee. Department of Biology, UCLA.
1995-1999 President, UCLA Ecology Club
2006-present Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
2001-2005 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Davis.
2000-2001 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles.
1999-2000 Fellow, Mildred E. Mathias Botanic Garden.
1998-2000 Instructor, University of California, Los Angeles. Courses: Field Ecology of Southern California; The Biology of Introductions and Invasions; Exploring Chaparral Habitats.
1996-1997 Instructor, California State University, Los Angeles. Course: Introductory Biology, Model Hispanic Health Careers Opportunity Program.
1993-1997 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles. Courses: Tropical Field Biology; General Biology; Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior; Ecology.
1990-1992 Undergraduate Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health.
2000 Ph.D., Biology, University of California, Los Angeles. Dissertation title: The expansion and impact of alien pampas grass in California
1992 B.A., Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley