Ziegelhoffer joined GLBRC in the summer of 2015 and supports the Plants research area. She obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UW-Madison (B.S. in Genetics, Ph.D. in Bacteriology). She continued her research training as a Postdoctoral Scholar in Biology at Caltech, where she studied plant development. Following her formal education, she has served in various research and administrative roles both in the private sector and at the UW.