I grew up in Houston, Texas, loving animals (especially birds), the outdoors and science! I have worked on all sorts of organisms in my career. I did my undergrad senior thesis on "Hybridization as a Form of Speciation in Birds", a masters thesis on the genetics of "Eusocial Evolution in Honeybees", and PhD in "Genomics of High-Altitude Adaptation in Waterfowl".
Before being a T32 NIH Hematology Training Fellow at the University of Utah, I was an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology (Broadening Participation) at Oregon State University.
Postdoc - University of Utah
Postdoc - Oregon State University
PhD 2017 - University of Miami
MS 2009 - UNC Greensboro
BS 2007 - Randolph Macon Woman's College
Besides science, I like RPGs (ie DND, both playing and watching live-streams!), video games, and science-fiction books/podcasts. And as the daughter of two artists, I also like art, architecture and fashion.