Faculty & Staff

B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona (2004)

M.S. in Biology, College of William & Mary (2008)

Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder (2014)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2015-2017)

My research interests focus on avian ecology, animal behavior, and evolution. More specifically, I am interested in understanding the mechanisms that influence colorful plumage in birds by examining how colorful traits are used in mate choice and their role in the process of speciation.