About Me

Welcome to my website! I'm a Ph.D. candidate in Dr. Tom Getty's lab at Michigan State University, where I am working toward a dual degree in Zoology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior. My broad interests lie in behavioral ecology, where I seek to understand how kinship influences behavioral interactions like competition and cooperation.

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I conduct my research at the W. K. Kellogg Biological Station in southwest Michigan. I address my questions using larval amphibians as a study system -- specifically, American toad (Bufo americanus) and gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) tadpoles.



I have previously investigated the effects of kinship on competition in larval amphibians (the Mexican spadefoot toad, Spea multiplicata) as an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working in the lab of Dr. David Pfennig. For more information on both current and previous research projects, see the above link. Feel free to contact me with any additional questions you may have!