Boston University B.A. 1. Earth Sciences 2. Biology w/ Spec. Conservation & Ecology 2008
University of California, Los Angeles M.S. Biology 2013
University of California, Los Angeles Ph.D. Biology 2015
" What geo-climatic processes most drive speciation over recent and deep time?
" What is the range of organismal responses to a set of shared extrinsic forces?
" How can we quantitatively integrate disparate types of data (among geology, physics, biology)?
" How can we compare genomic divergence signatures across disparate types of organisms?
Ongoing research projects:
(1) sea-level change and diversification of coastal species
(2) speciation and geo-climatic evolution of the southwest
(3) psuedocongruence and evolutionary inference in geo-climatically complex regions.
(4) quantification of extrinsic evolutionary forces
I'm an evolutionary biologist studying the co-evolutionary nature of Earth and life. I work at the interface of physical and biological processes across timescales; with training in geology and biology I choose projects motivated by this basic question: how does the physical evolution of Earth drive speciation and the diversity of life we see today?