My name is Tatyana and I received my BA in Biology with a concentration in Ecology & Evolution from Mills College. As an undergrad I worked on research team that was interested in the population genetics of three naturally rare serpentine endemics in California. This work really helped me realize that I was extremely interested in how mating systems & population distributions influenced the genetic structure of species! After living in California my entire life, I just uprooted & moved to Indiana to start my MSc at Purdue University. For my Master’s I will be looking inbreeding depression & how outcrossing is maintained in cleistogamous Ruellia species.