I am interested in how human influences on the environment alter the evolutionary trajectories of organisms. I use a combination of ecological experiments and genomic analysis to identify genetic variation underlying adaptation in natural populations and to understand how adaptive variation is distributed across environments. I am particularly interested in developing predictive genomic frameworks that can be used to estimate the potential for adaptation to future environmental change. I have a particular fondness for marine systems, although I have worked in a broad range of taxa.
I grew up in a multi-racial family in a tiny town in Montana. From an early age I developed a love for animals and nature and was privileged to have a parent that prioritized education. I believe that all people should be able to pursue their scientific dreams and am committed to creating a supportive and inclusive lab atmosphere.
In my spare time I enjoy baking, hiking, and spending time with my husband and toddler.
PhD in Biology, 2015
MSc in Biology, 2010
BS in Marine Science, 2007
University of Miami