(above) Duke University Genome Institute (below) me at Houston Zoo
I am 5th year PhD candidate, Maytag Fellow in the
McCracken Lab at the University of Miami, and a
Visiting Academic Scholar at Rice University
in the Egan Lab (June 2016 - January 2017)
Starting Summer 2017, I will be a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Felipe Barreto at Oregon State University.
Generally, I'm interested in the evolutionary forces behind features allowing organisms to adapt to a new environment, and invade a new niche (ie. local adaptation), especially at the genetic/genomic level. I am also increasingly interested in the role of transcription factors in driving evolution, as well as how genomes evolve.
I am also involved in ongoing scientific outreach through the Girl Scouts, and creating educational activities for the undergraduate level. I am interested in continuing these activities at OSU, while expanding my broader imacts to under-represented groups in STEM, because ultimately, science is for everyone!