About Me

Hi! I’m a PhD Student in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Losos at Washington University in St. Louis, where I’m studying evolutionary biology. I received my undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina Asheville, conducting research in the lab of Dr. R. Graham Reynolds, largely focusing on reptile evolution in the Greater Antilles and amphibian and reptile diversity in Vietnam. I hold an appointment as a Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (advised by Dr. Kevin de Queiroz), where my research aims to shed light on the evolution of reptiles and amphibians in Southeast Asia. I’m an avid naturalist and broadly passionate about the study and conservation of biodiversity!

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Surveying for amphibians and reptiles on a large karst formation in archipelagic Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. Photograph by R. Graham Reynolds.