Hello! I am a population, community, and chemical ecologist who examines the factors driving variation in plant-animal mutualisms and multi-trophic interactions. I am currently a Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech studying tradeoffs in seed dispersal and defense, as well as how climate change mediates these tradeoffs. In January 2023, I will begin a postdoctoral position at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) focused on biodiversity-ecosystem function in bumblebee gut symbioses.
I received my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Irvine, in 2019. My dissertation focused on the effects of climate change and biodiversity loss on ant-hemipteran mutualisms.