I am an evolutionary geneticist, and recently defended my Ph.D. dissertation in the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior graduate program at Indiana University - Bloomington.
Next stop: a post-doctoral research position with Jill Preston in the Plant Biology Department at The University of Vermont in Burlington.
My research interests include speciation, evolution of phenotypic novelty and diversity, plant mating system evolution, and evolutionary developmental genetics.
I obtained my Ph.D. in May 2017, having completed my dissertation in the lab of Leonie Moyle (genetics of adaptation and speciation) at IU. Prior to starting graduate school, I was a research technician at the University of Maryland - College Park in the labs of Alexa Bely (evolution and development of regeneration in annelids) and Charles Fenster (evolution and adaptation in plants). I graduated from Amherst College in 2009 with B.A.'s in Biology (Honors) and Anthropology, and having gained research experience in the lab of Jill Miller and Rachel Levin (plant mating system evolution).