Hello! I am a population, community, and chemical ecologist interested in the biotic and abiotic factors driving variation in mutualisms and multi-trophic interactions involving plants and animals. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech studying trade-offs in allocation to defense and dispersal in plants, as well as how those trade-offs change across space and time.
I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in 2019 at the University of California, Irvine. My dissertation focused on the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss on mutualisms and multi-trophic interactions involving ants and aphids.