I grew up in North Carolina and Hong Kong, then earned a B.A. in Biology from Carleton College in Northfield, MN. After graduating I worked for Cedar Creek LTER and the Echinacea Project in MN, Point Blue Conservation Science in Bolinas, CA and Quincy, CA, and for Costa Rica Bird Observatories.
In 2018 I completed my PhD in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution at Boston University. As a member of the Primack Lab, I studied the effects of climate change on plants, insects, and birds in temperate ecosystems. I am currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Pearse Lab at Utah State University, where I use eco-phylogenetic models to investigate the regional drivers of species assembly. I have enjoyed teaching courses and labs in introductory biology, global change ecology, and community and population biology at BU and Carleton College, and received a Teaching-as-Research fellowship at Boston University.
I also enjoy birding, traveling, board games, baking, and spending time outside with my partner Sam and our dog Maeby!