Elsa A. Cousins
B.S. in Biology from the College of Charleston
B.A. in Studio Art from the College of Charleston
Elsa's current research is focused on investigating the evolutionary trajectory of secondary defense chemical production along the edge populations of field pennycress, a ubiquitous non-native plant. Elsa is interested in science communication and outreach, and has been conducting field research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic, Colorado. She is a member of the NE Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management Network. As a teaching fellow in the College of Natural Sciences, she is the instructor of a seminar course on the intersection of science and art. She also writes for That's Life [Science], is on the steering committee for BRiDGE, and co-facilitates the Diversity Inclusion and Pedagogy seminar cohosted in the Geosciences and Environmental Conservation departments.