About Me

Education

  • B.S. In Biology – Valparaiso University (2010-2014)
  • Ph.D. (in progress)  in Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology – Washington University (2014 – present)

Labs

Current

Past

  • Dr. Robert Swanson – Department of Biology, Valparaiso University (undergraduate research)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Maynard – Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Purdue University (field technician)
  • Dr. Justin Fay – Department of Genetics, Washington University (graduate rotation)

Awards and funding:

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship – Honorable Mention 2015 and 2016
  • William H. Danforth Plant Science Fellowship – stipend support  for 4 years
  • US Golf Association Turf Grass Improvement Grant 2016 – $30,000

Teaching Experience

  • Evolution (Bio3501) Teaching Assistant, Washington University – Fall 2015
  • Diversity of Life (Bio172) Supplemental Instruction Leader, Valparaiso University – Spring 2014
  • Unity of Life (Bio171) Supplemental Instruction Leader, Valparaiso University – Fall 2013

Other

  • Reviewer: Journal of Heredity