About me

For the 2019-2020 academic year, I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Richmond. I am also continuing my work as a postdoctoral research fellow in Alan Bergland’s lab in the Biology Department at the University of Virginia. I am currently studying the genetics and evolution of seasonal adaptations in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.

I completed my PhD in 2016 in the department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley in Craig Miller’s lab. I studied the functional genetic basis of threespine stickleback morphological evolution. Read more here.

I received my B.A. in Molecular Biology from Kenyon College in Gambier, OH in 2009. For my honors thesis, I worked with Drs. Robert Mauck and Mark Haussmann studying physiological ecology and life history tradeoffs in a natural population of Savannah Sparrows at the Kent Island Field Station.

I also worked in labs at Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Eli Lilly and Company.

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I am an avid swimmer and hiker, a novice yogi, an amateur photographer, and all-around nature enthusiast!