I am an evolutionary biologist with interests in genomics, field, and organismal biology, as well as conservation. Currently, I am a postdoc funded through an NSF grant in which I am studying hybridization and the origins of parthenogenesis in whiptail lizards. I am based in the Thomson Lab at the University of Hawai’i and was previously a postdoctoral fellow through the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

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.

My ‘Research’ and ‘Publications’ pages have more information about my scientific interests. Check out my ‘Research and Field Blog’ and the ‘News’ pages to find out about recent updates.