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 experience studying vertebrates, invertebrates, and even plants, I am building a research program studying individual behavioral ecology in a variety of organisms, using field-based techniques, conceptual inquiry, and mathematical modeling approaches to tackle specific questions tailored to each organism’s unique natural history.
I am currently a Miller postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, working with Damian Elias in the Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management. 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 wrote a monthly natural history column, Creature Feature, for The Hindu’s BL Ink.
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!