About Me

I recently finished my Ph.D. 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 am currently looking for positions to start my career in museums/science centers or museum-adjacent where I can work with educational program development or exhibit development. I am also interested in research on exhibits within museums.

I am the current Communications Coordinator for Association of Women Geoscientists, as well as a lab instructor for introductory geology labs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have also worked at University of Nebraska State Museum as a collections assistant, aiding in acquisition and curation of new specimens.

I previously completed my Master of Science in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UNL and Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences with concentration in Paleontology, Minor in Museum Studies at Montana State University with magna cum laude.

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.