I am an ecologist whose research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of space-time patterns in populations, communities, and ecosystems. The theme unifying much of my work is synchrony, the tendency for particular variables to fluctuate through time in unison, or with other persistent relationships. As a quantitative ecologist, my main tools are statistical analyses and mathematical models, and many of my research projects involve developing new methods or adapting existing ones to new contexts. Much of my work to date has focused on insect outbreaks and invasions; however, I am interested in concepts and approaches that translate across study systems, and I collaborate widely with other experts to pursue discoveries in new areas. More information about my current research projects can be found on the Research page of this website. 

Currently, I am a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Virginia supported by a NatureNet Science Fellowship. I also co-host a podcast called "Major Revisions" that comments on topics in ecology and academia from the perspective of three early-career scientists. Give us a listen!