I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech, an Interfaces of Global Change Fellow, and NSF GRFP Fellow. I received my Bachelor's degree in biology from Boston University in 2018.
After exploring many aspects of biology, I'm currently interested in pursuing research to better understand how a bird's environment affects their behavior and physiology, specifically in the tropics. My PhD research investigates differences between Puerto Rican Tody populations in rainforest and dry forest environments.
In addition to research, I'm passionate about making STEM and the outdoors more inclusive (see some of my DEI projects here). In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities, such as running, backpacking, kayaking, and birdwatching.
Personal pronouns: she/her
2019 - Present
Ph.D. Student in Biological Sciences
2014 - 2018
B.A. in Biology