I am an ecologist and evolutionary biologist currently researching as a postdoc with Dr. Carlos Botero at Washington University in St. Louis.

Broadly speaking, I am interested in understanding how environmental constraints and evolutionary adaptations interact to shape the distributions of species. By scaling up to large groups of species and continental-global scales, I ultimately seek to elucidate how these processes contribute to global patterns of biodiversity and the structure of ecological communities. My research integrates tools and perspectives from a wide range of disciplines including macroecology, biogeography, evolutionary ecology, community ecology, physiology, anthropology, and metabolic ecology. If you are interested in learning more, please visit my research page.

My fascination with the natural world also informs my other life as an artist. To see some examples of my work check out the card game Birds of a Feather.