Welcome to my website! I am a behavioral ecologist broadly interested in the consequences of individual variation in behavior for the ecological and evolutionary trajectories of populations and species. With prior and forthcoming experience studying plants, vertebrates, and invertebrates, I anticipate building a research program studying individual behavioral ecology in a variety of organisms, using field-based techniques and mathematical modeling approaches to tackle specific questions tailored to each organism’s unique natural history.
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in Jonathan Pruitt’s lab in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I did my Ph.D. with Jonathan Losos, in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.
Science Communication: In addition to my blog here, my lizard-related blogging efforts can be found at Anole Annals. I also write a monthly natural history column, Creature Feature, for The Hindu’s BL Ink. Email me if you have an idea for a creature to feature!
Workshops: I have designed workshops to begin conversations in academic departments about the representation and inclusion of underrepresented minorities. Details can be found at these links (1, 2), and please let me know if you adapt these for use in your department!