• University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)
    PhD. Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology. Present
    Adviser: Dr. Tom Parchman and Chris Feldman
  • San Francisco State University (SFSU)
    M.S. Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology. 2014
    Adviser: Dr. Terry Gosliner
  • SFSU
    B.S. Zoology. 2010


  • Research Associate
    California Academy of Sciences (CAS), San Francisco, CA. Center for Comparative Genomics and Invertebrate Zoology and Geology Department


  • Lerner-Gray Grant. American Museum of Natural History. 2017
  • Jerry & Betty Wilson Biology Scholarship. UNR. 2016
  • Graduate Student Access Grant. UNR. 2016
  • Research Grant Award. Graduate Student Association. UNR. 2016
  • Research Excellence Award. CAS. 2014
  • Graduate Student Travel Award. SFSU. 2012, 2014
  • Charlotte Mangum Student Award. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. 2014
  • Graduate Student Travel Award. Society for the Study of Evolution. 2013
  • National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant. U.S. Department of Education. 2008, 2009


  • Graduate Teaching Assistant. UNR. Principals of Genetics. 2015-Present
  • Molecular Teaching Assistant. CAS. REU program. 2014, 2015
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant. SFSU. Disease Ecology. Fall 2013

Students Mentored.

  • Hannah Epstein. Volunteer. Gosliner Lab.
  • Brenna Green. Graduate Student. Gosliner Lab.
  • Ryan Hulett. Graduate Student. Gosliner Lab.
  • Lana Sheta. Undergraduate. Parchman lab
  • Riley Westgaard. Citizen Science Intern. CAS.


  • Guest Lecturer. Baywood Learning Center. 2014
  • Science Neat. San Francisco, CA. July 2014
  • The Artist and the Scientist. California College of the Arts. 2014
  • Connect with a Scientist. CAS. 2013
  • Night Life. CAS. 2011-2013
  • Educator Extravaganza. CAS. 2011, 2013
  • Interpretive Naturalist. San Francisco Whale Tours. 2011-2013