Sami Li Chen

Sami Li Chen

Wonderfest Science Envoy 2020

Sami Li Chen is a fourth-year PhD student in the Earth System Science department at Stanford University. Sami is fascinated by how connections to place shape relationships with the environment and ecosystem functioning. For Sami, the redwood and kelp forests of California, warm ocean water surrounding Hawai’i, and the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina have helped inform her sense of place in the world and continue to feed her passion to explore how harvesting of specific plants influences plant physiology and nutrient cycling.