I am an U.S. National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biology. I am working in Scott Edward's lab at Harvard University, studying evolutionary genomics of limb loss. I received my Ph.D. in Quantitative Biology in Todd Castoe's lab at the University of Texas, Arlington. I received my B.S. in Conservation Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY. I grew up in Jamestown, NY and have always had a fascination with evolutionary biology.