10478130_10152603847872806_5923387056483928875_nI am a PhD student at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) working in the Parchman and Feldman labs.  My research focuses on incorporating phylogenomic and population genomic techniques to understand how environmental variation and natural histories mediate population structure, local adaptation, and genetic differentiation through time.

I am also very passionate about scientific outreach and education, and a very strong advocate for hands on scientific learning.  Curiosity can’t be taught.  It’s something that could only be nurtured.  It is up to current researchers to help nurture future generations to continue to ask questions.