About Me

Hello, and thanks for visiting my site!  I am currently an associate professor of biology at St. Ambrose University, having earned my PhD in Ecology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

I prioritize effective and engaging biology instruction, emphasizing experiential learning in both the classroom and my undergraduate research mentorship to best connect with student scientists. I am active across campus, helping lead interdisciplinary teams to innovate and reimagine the future of higher education. My primary research interest is community ecology, emphasizing undergraduate exploration of invasive species ecology.

If you’d like to learn more, feel free to explore the tabs at the top of this page or contact me with more questions (info on the right)!

Tarasi CV Last updated 1 April 2023.