As a scientist with interests in evolution, ecology, behavior, and conservation, I study what generates, maintains and erodes diversity within and between populations.
Currently, I'm working to understand fitness consequences of different life histories and the maintenance of a developmental polymorphism in salamanders.
In my Ph.D. research, I explored how new species form and persist, especially in the context of environmental change and hybridization in stickleback fish.
I am also committed to teaching, mentoring and outreach. I have taught in eight different courses, mentored twelve undergraduates in research, completed a teaching certificate, and worked with K-12 students and teachers.
My other passions include dancing, hiking, and enjoying nature.