I received undergraduate degrees from Case Western Reserve University in biology and mathematics. While there, I began my work in population biology under the supervision of Karen Abbott. I completed a Master's degree in the Abbott lab on the theory of social group dynamics (link to thesis). In working toward my thesis, I began a collaboration with Susan Alberts and the Amboseli Baboon Research Project that is still underway.
I'm currently a 5th year PhD candidate in Maria Servedio's lab at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Though broadly interested in population biology, I am particularly excited by research that is at the interface of ecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior, most often making use of mathematical models to answer questions. I explore these interests more in "Research".
One of my favorite parts of being a theoretician is the ability to work on a wide range of questions without logistical constraints. Of course, working on a variety of questions that are relevant to a range of systems is only possible through collaboration. In addition to the collaborations described above, I had brief positions at the National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis in a group led by Sarah Flanagan in 2017 and at Kellogg Biological Station with Christopher Klausmeier in 2018 and 2019. I'm always looking to pick up new skills and learn about new questions and systems, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you're interested in collaborating.