Sam was an undergraduate in Biology at UNM. She joined the lab as a volunteer in the Fall of 2014, then continued on as a PREP scholar through the 2015-2016 academic year. She studied mycorrhizal association in the ghost orchid, Dendrophylax lindenii, a leafless epiphyte. She assisted with numerous projects during her time in the lab, including our 2016 field campaign in Costa Rica. Sam has just begun a PhD program at Kansas State University with Ari Jumpponen.