I’m currently finishing my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology working under Jeremiah Hackett at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. I’m interested in applications of evolutionary and ecological theory in everything from microbes to human culture, and enjoy working across disciplines whenever necessary and possible. Overarching interests are cooperation and conflict, multilevel selection, and increasingly eco-evolutionary dynamics. I’ve worked on climate change via dendrochronology, ecological interactions within bacterial biofilms, and (currently) quasi-social adaptation within toxic algal bloom populations.
Like all grad students (particularly those finishing up degrees), I am constantly trying to occupy myself during vast swaths of free time; for this, I turn to basketball, running, getting outside sometimes, frisbee, occasional rock and roll music, and raising two beautiful chickens and also another chicken.