I work at the intersection of evolution, development, and ecology. I am interested in phenotypic plasticity within and across generations: how does the environment of an organism or its parents interact with its genes to shape its traits? And how does this plasticity impact evolution?

I work as a PhD candidate in David Pfennig’s lab at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. My current project investigates the extent to which plasticity may allow populations to persist or become established in new or changing environments.  I examine these questions using a predatory rotifer Asplanchna brightwellii. I also answer questions about plasticity and parental effects in the Mexican spadefoot toadSpea multiplicata. Read more on my research page.

I previously worked with Jonathan Allen at the College William & Mary, examining predator-induced plasticity in oviposition in the marine snail Tritia obsoleta.

For more information about my past or current work, please see my CV or contact me.