Educational background: I received my PhD in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (in the Biological Sciences program) at the University of Maryland in 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.

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Hi, thanks for checking out my research!

Current position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology and Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA

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 and LGBTQ+ advocacy groups.


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 fiancé 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 spent lots of time dog-sitting as a graduate student. You will often find me listening to podcasts, reading/listening to fantasy fiction books, or obsessing over some new thing I want to learn about.