My research program integrates data from natural history, ecology, genomics, and paleontology—often through the application of novel computation tools—in order to understand the links between micro- and macroevolution.
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I am currently supported by an Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship.
was a Life Sciences Fellow at the University of Michigan (2019-2023).
earned a PhD at Cornell University (2013-2019), working within Cornell’s Laboratory of Ornithology. As a graduate student, I investigated several dimensions of biodiversity, applying the tools of Systematic Biology, Population Genomics, and Paleontology. Key Paper 1Publisher’s AwardKey Paper 22019 Defense Seminar
completed a Bachelors of Science degree at Yale University (2006-2010). My senior thesis investigated patterns of phylogeographic congruence among co-distributed open-habitat specialists across the Amazon basin.
I am currently affiliated with five groups within the University of Michigan
- Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Museum of Zoology
- Institute for Data Science
- School for Environment and Sustainability