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.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments!