I am a research scientist, with expertise in evolution, genetics, and development. I completed my PhD in the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior graduate program at Indiana University Bloomington, and have worked as a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Vermont and The University of Massachusetts Amherst.
My research interests include evolutionary developmental genetics, speciation, evolution of phenotypic novelty and diversity, and plant mating system evolution.
Following my PhD defense, I was a post-doctoral researcher with Jill Preston at the University of Vermont, and then with Madelaine Bartlett at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
I obtained my PhD in May 2017 from the Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior graduate program at Indiana University - Bloomington, having worked in the lab of Leonie Moyle (genetics of adaptation and speciation).
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 BA's in Biology (Honors) and Anthropology, and having gained research experience in the lab of Jill Miller and Rachel Levin (plant mating system evolution).