I am a postdoctoral researcher with interests in evolution, genomics, fieldwork, and conservation biology. I collaborate with a number of different academic labs including the Thomson Lab at the University of Hawai’i, the Wainwright Lab at the University of California, Davis and Adrián Nieto’s lab at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Right now, a lot of my research is focused on resolving patterns of hybridization, speciation, and the origins of parthenogenesis in whiptail lizards in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
I’m originally from California, and I attended graduate school at the University of Kansas where I got my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology working with Rafe Brown in the Biodiversity Institute.
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