Career goals: My goal is to become a Professor of Biology at a liberal arts college, or an R2/R3 university. I love teaching and mentoring students! Wherever I end up, I'd like to maintain engagement with the herpetological conservation community, as well as LGBTQ+ advocacy groups. I recently accepted a 2-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Swarthmore College!

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Educational background: I'm currently a 5th year PhD candidate in the Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics concentration area at the University of Maryland (planning to graduate in May 2018).

As an undergraduate, I studied Environmental Science with a double concentration in Aquatic Ecology and Terrestrial Ecology at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. I was fortunate to have amazing professors and a schedule filled with "-ology" courses and field-based labs.



Personal interests: I strongly believe in maintaining personal goals and hobbies, while pursuing work that I truly love. I spend as much time as possible with my partner Sarah, friends, and family. I enjoy exploring new places and scouting out local coffee, beer, and hiking trails. I'm pretty obsessed with dogs and spend lots of time dog-sitting around the DC area. I'm also obsessed with all things Game of Thrones/ASOIAF.