- Graduate Assistant
- Ornithology & Mammalogy
I received my B.S. in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 2007. In 2005 I participated in the Kenya Wildlands study abroad program at the Mpala Research Centre, Likipia District, Kenya where I studied the impacts of cattle and elephants on relative dik-dik densities. I joined the California Academy of Sciences in 2010 as a field technician studying mammal species diversity in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Currently I am a graduate student at San Francisco State University in conjunction with the California Academy of Sciences. For my Masters research I am working with Dr. Jack Dumbacher and Dr. Galen Rathbun to reconstruct the phylogeny of giant sengis (genus Rhynchocyon). I am also a graduate assistant with Teacher & Youth Education where I develop resources to support teachers in their science classrooms.
My broad research interests include phylogenetics, population genetics, and urban ecology.