I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Shaffer lab at UCLA. Working in collaboration with Peter Ralph (now at U of Oregon), we are developing methods that use genomic data to inform demographic models of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). These models will enable us to analyze effects of scenarios for development in the Mojave desert on the population viability of the tortoise.
In September 2016, I received my Ph.D. at UC Davis in Population Biology Graduate Group. I worked with Marissa Baskett and partially funded by the NSF REACH IGERT and Population Biology Graduate Group.
Prior to arriving at UC Davis, I completed a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics. I was a PIMS IGTC fellow in mathematical biology with Prof. Mark Lewis at the Centre for Mathematical Biology/Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences at the University of Alberta.
Previously, after earning a B.Sc. in physics from Stanford University, I worked as a consultant dealing with intellectual property in the SF Bay area.