Armila is on the teaching staff in the Plant Pathology department at UW-Madison. She grew up in Ann Arbor, MI, where she enjoyed being outside, doing puzzles, reading, going on little bike adventures, growing things, and foraging in her backyard. She moved to Upland, Indiana to attend Taylor University in 2008, where a friend in her plant biology class got her truly jazzed about environmental science. She holds a BS in Biology (Taylor '12) and a Masters of Environmental Science (Taylor '13).
While in undergrad, Armila served on the cabinet of Stewards of Creation, the student-run creation care club on campus, and in grad school, she started a campus garden. While teaching at Taylor, she helped lead the Sustainability Assistants, a group of students who promote campus-wide sustainability initiatives. She also served as the faculty sponsor for the Taylor University chapter of the Food Recovery Network.
In her leisure time, Armila enjoys spending time with her husband, Nate. They enjoy being outside, doing puzzles, reading, going on little bike adventures, concocting edible experiments in the kitchen, writing letters, and foraging.