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  I am a PhD student in Dr. Gary Mittelbach's lab at Michigan State University. I am a Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), Zoology, and Ecology Evolutionary Biology and Behavior (EEBB) graduate student.  My research interests are in the ecology and evolution of behavior as well as coupled human natural systems.  I have incorporated both of these areas of interest into my dissertation research.

    For my dissertation, I am investigating the relationship between personality and fitness in largemouth bass populations.  I am comparing the fitness of personality types in angled and non-angled populatons to investigate if angling alters the relative fitness of personality phenotypes. For more information on my project click on the research tab to the left.