Wonderfest Science Envoy 2020
Maggie Warren is a second-year Stanford Biology PhD student advised by Dr. Tadashi Fukami. She is broadly interested in microbial community ecology, particularly the effects microbial communities have on their hosts, and the ways in which hosts change their environments affecting these communities. She is also fascinated by the impacts these microorganisms have on their chemical environments, and the influences of gradients, such as temperature and pH, on microbial communities. Maggie completed her B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she worked with Dr. Kathryn Theiss and Dr. Karin Kram, studying the nectar microbiome of Asclepias curassavica across an urban heat gradient, and where she first learned about the myriad of careers in science. Through her research, outreach, and participation in Stanford Hermanas in STEM she hopes to reach out and inspire others from underrepresented backgrounds to indulge their curiosity and explore the possibilities that science has to offer.