I grew up on the coast of North Carolina, where my love for the ocean has developed into a passion for marine science research. I am currently a PhD student at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University, where I am also a Stanford Graduate Fellow and NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Broadly, I am interested in investigating how oceanographic changes and anthropogenic impacts shape ecological and evolutionary processes.
I graduated from Cornell University in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Science and with distinction in research. I spent most of my time at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where I was a member of the Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program (Lovette Lab). For my undergraduate honors thesis (and continuing work) I am using modern genomic tools to answer questions about population differentiation and adaptive traits in threatened song sparrows from the San Francisco Bay.