I am a PhD student in Tom Parchman’s Lab at the University of Nevada – Reno. My interests broadly include evolutionary biology, population genomics, and local adaptation. More specifically, I am interested in how patterns of genomic and trait variation are associated with ecological and environment factors across a species’ range and the genetic architecture of complex traits in natural populations (Google Scholar)
I completed both my undergraduate and Master degrees at the Virginia Commonwealth University with Andrew Eckert and Kristine Grayson. While under their mentorship, I worked on a variety of projects examining range dynamics in the invasive North American Gypsy Moth (Lymantria dispar L.) from respirometry and physiological thermal tolerance to population genomics and genome-wide association studies.