I am a scientist/principal investigator who conducts research on phyto/bioremediation and nitrogen fixation, in particular, the isolation of nodular rhizobial and non-rhizobial nitrogen fixers from crop and cover-crop legumes. While my Ph.D. studies focused on the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, my postdoctoral work involved C4 rice. I’m also a fledgling science communicator and an experimental poet who has just published his first collection of poetry (Kite Dreams; June 2016).