I am a biologist with interests in evolution, genomics, and field biology, as well as the organismal biology and conservation of reptiles and amphibians. Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation in which I am studying hybridization and the origins of parthenogenesis in whiptail lizards in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.
I spend most of my time working in the Thomson Lab at the University of Hawai’i, where I was was previously a postdoctoral fellow through the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. I also spend time working and collaborating with the Wainwright Lab at the University of California, Davis and Adrián Nieto’s lab at the National Autonomous University of 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.
My ‘Research’ and ‘Publications’ pages have more information about my scientific interests. Check out my ‘Science Blog’ and the ‘News’ pages to find out about recent updates related to my fieldwork, teaching, research, or outreach.