Bryce became the lab manager of the Sala Lab in 2022; however, she first joined the lab as an undergrad in 2020 and completed her Master’s in Biology in 2022 under the guidance of Dr. Sala. Having been born and raised in Phoenix, she is interested in desert and dryland ecology, with a special fondness for plants. Her master’s thesis revolved around Bouteloua eriopoda (aka “black grama”), a grass species that historically dominated the Chihuahuan Desert Rangeland. She studied how long-term reductions or increases in precipitation affect the grass’ structural components. As a lab manager, Bryce is continuing to gather data on this, and she is also eager to get involved in other Sala Lab projects.