I am an Assistant Professor at Purchase College, State University of New York. Where I primarily teach Genetics, General Biology, and mentor student research.
My research uses a phylogeographic and population genetic approach to try and elucidate evolutionary histories within complex host-parasite systems. I am specifically interested in how host-specific traits influence parasite evolution and population dynamics and have a particular interest in helminths of waterfowl and the microevolutionary consequences of infecting migratory hosts.
Apart from research, I am active in science outreach, and education, specifically in promoting the use and appreciation of natural history collections.
University of New Mexico
Advisors: Drs. Sara Brant and Sam Loker
2007 - 2011
California State Univeristy, Fresno
B.S. Biology, Ecology and Evolution
Advisor: Dr. Paul Crosbie