I received my B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College in 2011, after which I spent two years in the field with a Conservation and Land Management Internship with the Bureau of Land Management in Cedar City, Utah, The Nature Conservancy in Maine, and Bird Research Northwest on the Columbia River in Washington.

I finally settled down to conduct my Master’s research with the Environmental Proteomics Lab at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA studying how environmental rhythms alter the gill tissue proteins in intertidal mussels. I recently completed my Ph.D. with Dr. Alex Gerson at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst researching the physiology of long-distance migration in birds. Now, you can find me enjoying life as a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Maria Stager where my research is focused on seasonal acclimatization to temperature and photoperiod in songbirds.

On my own time you can still find me out looking for birds, usually with my birding buddy Teddy patiently waiting alongside!

Contact me if you’re interested in collaborating, setting up some outreach, or just talking birds and nature!