Dartmouth College                                                                                                          2012-2017

PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, NSF EAPSI Fellow. Advisor: Ryan Calsbeek

Indiana University                                                                                                          2008-2012

Zoology B.A. with Distinction, Honors Notation, Departmental Honors, Certificate in Animal Behavior, Biology, Anthropology, and Zulu Minors

Awards and Grants

*Research Grants and Awards received since 2008 total ~$59,000 (not including fellowships and scholarships)

2017: Finalist for iBiology's Young Scientist Seminar Series

2016: Recognition for Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching

2015: Hitchcock Foundation Pilot Grant (Co-PI) 

2014: Dartmouth College Graduate Alumni Research Award; National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship

2013: Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research; Lac Courte Oreilles Foundation Inc. Research Grant

2012: National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship; Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship; Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles Travel Grant; Outstanding Senior Project Award, Individualized Major Program; Lac Courte Oreilles Foundation Inc. Research Grant; Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research; Hutton Honors College Thesis Grant

Susan Butler Scholarship- $3,000; Tri Kappa Beryl Holland Showers Fellowship- $1,000

2011: Individualized Major Program Grant; Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Undergraduate Research Award; Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles Travel Grant; Lac Courte Oreilles Foundation Inc. Research Grant; Hutton Honors College Pre-Professional Experience Internship Grant; Hutton Honors College/ Individualized Major Program Capstone Award

Fernandus and Elizabeth J. Payne Scholarship- $2,400; Carl H. Eigenmann Scholarship- $500

2010: Lac Courte Oreilles Foundation Inc. Research Grant; Hutton Honors College Research Grant; Burnett/Masters Jr. Scholars Award; Hutton Honors College Research Partnership Grant; Indiana University Incentive Grant

2009: Hutton Honors College International Experiences Grant; Hutton Honors College Travel Grant

Indiana University Founders Scholar

2008: Indiana University Academic Excellence Scholarship- $32,000

Professional Service

Postdoctoral Fellow Search Committee Member                                                             2016

Co-organizer for Review Writing Workgroup                                                                   2016

Faculty Search Committee Member                                                                                     2014

Peer reviewer: Naturwissenschaften                                                                                   2013

Teaching and Curation Experience

Ethics Peer Facilitator for incoming graduate students, Dartmouth College                                                                                 2015, 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Tropical Biology in Foreign Studies Program, Dartmouth College, Costa Rica           2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Marine Biology in Foreign Studies Program, Dartmouth College, Little Cayman        2016

Guest Lecturer: “Genomic Conflict”, Evolutionary Ecology, Dartmouth College                                                     2015

Guest Lecturer: “Sensory Systems,” Animal Behavior, Dartmouth College                                                              2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Animal Behavior, Lecture and Lab, Dartmouth College Bio 27                              2014

Guest Lecturer: “Aquatic  Ectotherms,” Aquatic Ecology, Dartmouth College                                                         2013

Guest Lecturer: “Reptilian Locomotion,” Vertebrate Zoology, Dartmouth College                                               2013

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Genetic Variation and Evolution, Lecture and Lab, Dartmouth College, Bio 15    2013

Safety Officer for William R. Adams Zooarchaeology Laboratory                                                                                     2011-2012

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Vertebrate Geobiology Course,  Indiana University, G404                       2011

Curation Assistant for William R. Adams Zooarchaeology Laboratory                                                                         2008-2012                

Academic Memberships

Sigma Xi Associate Member                                                                                                                          2011-present

North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group                                                                             2013-2015

Turtle Survival Alliance                                                                                                                                   2011-2014

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles                                                                                   2010-2014

Graduate Student Council (EEB Representative)                                                                                     2013-2014

Animal Ethics Reading Group (Founder)                                                                                                    2010-2012

American Cetacean Society Student Coalition                                                                                          2010-2012

Individualized Major Program                                                                                                                      2009-2012

Revitalizing Animal Wellbeing (President 2011-2012)                                                                         2009-2012

Student Sustainability Council                                                                                                                      2009-2011

Indiana University Hutton Honors College                                                                                                2008-2012

Relevant Course Work

RevBayes Workshop, NIMBioS, University of Tennessee                                                                                                                                           2017

Communicating Science, UNSG 300, Dartmouth College                                                                                                                                           2015

Biostatistics II, Bio 127, Dartmouth College                                                                                                                                                                  2015

Animal Behavior, Bio 27, Dartmouth College                                                                                                                                                                      2014

Animal Communication, Bio 32, Dartmouth College (audit)                                                                                                                                          2014

Aquatic Ecology, Bio 153, Dartmouth College                                                                                                                                                                     2013

Biostatistics, Bio 129, Dartmouth College                                                                                                                                                                            2013

Genetic Variation and Evolution, Bio 15, Dartmouth College                                                                                                                                         2013

Foundations in Ecology and Evolution, Dartmouth College                                                                                                                                            2013

Geometric Morphometrics, G562, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                      2012

Developmental Biology, S317, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                             2012

Evolution, Honors S318, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                                        2011

Invertebrate Zoology, Z374, and Lab Course, Z 375, Indiana University                                                                                                                     2011

Indiana Native Turtle Rehabilitation Workshop, WildCare Inc., Bloomington, IN                                                                                                   2011

Herpetology Field Course, Southwestern Research Station, American Museum  of Natural History, Portal, Arizona                                  2011

Animal Behavior, Z460, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                                         2011

Vertebrate Zoology, Z406, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                                    2011

Organic Chemistry, C341, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                                    2011

Faunal Osteology, P425, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                                      2010

Ecology, L473, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                                                        2010

Statistical Techniques, K300, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                            2010    

Genetics, L311, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                                                      2010

Molecular Biology, L211, Indiana University                                                                                                                                                                    2009


Microsoft Office Suite, R programming language, Adobe Photoshop CS, Image J, JMP (SASS),  Nikon D40 camera operation, JAZ spectrometer operation, visual contrast modeling, tadpole elastomer tagging, lizard noosing, drawing blood from subcarapacial sinus and caudal vein of turtles, PIT tagging turtles,  turtle trapping, snorkeling, DAN SCUBA certified, wildlife rehabilitation of reptiles, conducting hemolytic complement assays, conducting bacterial killing assays, hot water maceration, animal dissection and defleshing, preparing museum specimens, making blood smears, osteological identification.