Hi!  I am currently a postdoctoral research associate in Jessica Stephenson's lab at the University of Pittsburgh.  I combine my intellectual curiosity about parasites with my passion for conservation biology and field work to address host-parasite ecology, transmission dynamics, and applied conservation.  When not engaged in research, you can find me herping, hiking and hanging out with my dog- usually near a river.  




Host-Parasite Ecology and Evolution 

2019 PhD Biology 

Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

2010 MS Biology

University of Texas Pan-American

Edinburgh, TX

2006 BS Environmental Biology

Emporia State University 

Emporia, KS 

Population Genetics

Landscape Ecology 


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