I am a Ph.D. candidate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. I'm interested in understanding the mechanisms that generate and maintain biodiversity -- in other words, how did all the spectacular variety of life on Earth get to be like that?
I'm currently studying the incredibly diverse Anolis lizards to try to get at this question. Specifically, my dissertation research focuses on the evolution and phylogeography of Jamaican anoles. In my work, I integrate approaches from morphology, ecology, population genomics, phylogenetics, biogeography and natural history to get a better understanding of the evolutionary relationships among the species I study, and the larger patterns we can infer from their present and their past about how life diversifies.
My thesis research and graduate study are advised by Jonathan Losos, Scott Edwards, and David Haig.
Outside of my research, I'm interested in finding ways to expand access to science through both public engagement and education. I also enjoy hiking, baking, nature documentaries, reading, gardening, and traveling.
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