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IMG_7239_2I am an evolutionary ecologist broadly interested in how biodiversity is generated and maintained. More specifically, my research seeks to understand how ecological variation—especially in natural enemies, such as predators and parasites—influence evolution of sexually selected traits. I recently finished my PhD in Brian Langerhans’ lab at North Carolina State University, where I used the model system of Bahamas mosquitofish inhabiting blue holes across Andros Island to investigate how natural and sexual selection contribute to phenotypic diversification. I have since joined Marlene Zuk’s lab at the University of Minnesota as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Here, I am conducting research on the Hawaiian field cricket, Teleogryllus oceanicus.

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