I’m a postdoctoral researcher in Mike Dawson’s lab at the University of California, Merced and I’m interested in clarifying the evolutionary consequences of disturbance to better understand how we can maintain stability and vitality of marine populations in a changing climate. I use ecological surveys and population genomic techniques to study how biodiversity is shaped and reshaped through time, across space, and with environmental perturbation.
As a first generation college student I wouldn’t be where I am today without all the great mentors who influenced my career trajectory. (Thank you!) Thanks to them, I was exposed to areas of study I didn’t know existed or didn’t think were within my reach. Now, I study evolutionary ecology in marine systems and aim to provide opportunities for students who might be in a similar position. Contact me if you might have an interest in getting involved in research, or if you have questions about taking that step!