About Me

I’m a Ph.D. candidate at University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying mammalian paleoecology. My broad research interests are in the relationship between animals and their environment. I use functional trait diversity and distribution to examine that relationship and build predictive models for paleoecological interpretations. I’m currently in my last year of my Ph.D.

I also have interests in science communication and informal science education. I have worked at various museums with education and outreach programs. Additionally, I sit on the board of the Association for Women Geoscientists, where I currently serve as the Communications Coordinator. I recently led a transition to a new website and I run the organization’s social media platforms.

I have had life-long interests in dance and theater, and recently have discovered aerial dance and fitness. I teach and occasionally perform aerial dance with my studio in Lincoln, NE.