- BS, Denison University (2002)
- PhD, University of California, LA (2009)
Specialties: Behavioral Ecology, Sexual selection and mate choice, interspecific aggression
Research interests: I use Odonates (dragonflies and damselflies) as a model system to study ecological and evolutionary questions. Current projects include an investigation of the relationships between interspecific interactions (e.g. cross-species aggression) and patterns of diversification of wing pigmentation in broad-winged damselflies. I am also interested in the influence of endogenous and exogenous parasites on the evolution of host traits in Odonates.
I joined the Oberlin biology department as a visiting assistant professor in the fall of 2012 after postdoctoral work at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (2010-2012) with Alex Cordoba*. I completed my graduate work at UCLA with Greg Grether*. I maintain collaborative relationships with both colleagues.