About

SSP_1647

Hi there! I am a second-year PhD student in the Ané Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to my PhD, I was the data analyst in the Espíndola Lab at the University of Maryland and I completed my undergrad degree in Biology at Grinnell College.

I’m an evolutionary biologist particularly interested in exploring phylogenomics, trait evolution, reticulate evolution, phylogeography, and methods development related to these topics. Broadly, my interests revolve around understanding how hyper diverse clades arise and developing, adapting, and understanding phylogenomic methods best for empirical practitioners.

My hobbies outside of academia include: exploring a new place through running, curling up with a good book (and usually devouring in one sitting), doing yoga, hiking and camping, and intaglio printmaking. I was born and raised in New Jersey, which you can easily trigger a conversation about if you bring up Bruce Springsteen, good bagels, and/or the right not to pump your own gas.

Here’s my CV and here’s my Google Scholar.