I am currently an Evolutionary Anthropology PhD candidate at Arizona State University (ASU), as well as an Institute of Human Origins affiliate and a former National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. My research revolves around understanding the evolution and ecology of eastern African mammals from the early Neogene (23 million years ago) to the present-day, although I am broadly interested in all aspects of vertebrate paleontology, biogeography, and macroecology.
I came to ASU in the Fall of 2012 after completing a Bachelor's in Biology at Stockton University. At Stockton, I completed specimen-based research projects on dinosaur taxonomy and systematics, sexual dimorphism in fruit bat skeletons, and ape and human limb morphology. This work was primarily carried out at the American Museum of Natural History (New York City) and the Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia).