Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution

Rutgers University, June 2014

Curriculum Vitae


I am interested in the application of mathematical and computational models to biological and social systems. I have found that my background in theoretical computer science provides me with useful tools to study many interesting questions in the fields of behavioral ecology, infectious disease epidemiology, and evolutionary sociobiology.

I'm currently a Health Scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, working within the Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infections, Health Economics and Modeling Unit (DPEI/HEMU).

Additionally, in my free time I continue to work on research projects stemming from my dissertation which is entitled "Higher-Order Analysis of Knowledge Capacity and Learning Potential in Social Animal Groups".