I grew up exploring 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. While in Ithaca, 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). My work there primarily focused on the use of modern genomic tools to answer questions about population structure and adaptation in threatened song sparrows from the San Francisco Bay. I spent my summers on the coast of NC, working with North Carolina State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST) to study important recreational and commercial fish species.