About Me

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and a McDougal Teaching Fellow at the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning.
I am interested in both the genotypic and phenotypic responses of populations to changes in their local environment. I use various molecular techniques to quantify expression and differentiation changes among subpopulation lineages. I focus on the population genetics of plankton communities in lakes to ask questions about intraspecific diversity, genotype/phenotype feedbacks, and population dynamics.

My research is motivated by examining eco-evolutionary feedbacks and uncovering potential evolutionary pathways for adaptation to climate change. Additionally, I value translational research that is accessible to the K-12 science curriculum and undergraduates.  I also enjoy living and learning among the undergraduates at Saybrook College as the Resident Graduate Affiliate.

I am advised by Dr. David Post, whose lab focuses on a range of techniques and methods to ask questions in community ecology.  For more information about me and my interests click the the tabs above.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments!