I am currently a postdoc at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida, co-advised by Robert Guralnick and Akito Kawahara.
I am an evolutionary macroecologist with a broad background in biogeography, phylogenetics, and climate change science. My research focuses on how macroevolutionary and macroecological processes work together to generate broad-scale biodiversity patterns. In service of this work, I assemble large datasets from natural history collections and the observations of citizen scientists. While fishes are my primary interest, I have also worked with butterflies, birds and plants to understand the ubiquity of biogeographic patterns.
When I'm not in front of my computer, you might find me out hiking with a pair of binoculars and a camera, at the farmer's market looking for novel local produce, in the kitchen fermenting something, or on a dock with a book.