I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech co-advised by Dr. Ignacio Moore and Dr. Jeffrey Walters. I'm also an Interfaces of Global Change Fellow and an NSF GRFP Fellow. I received my Bachelor's degree in biology from Boston University in 2018.
After exploring many aspects of biology, I'm most interested in pursuing research to better understand how a bird's environment affects their behavior, specifically in the tropics. My current research investigates differences in breeding behavior 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, and participate in numerous science communication and outreach efforts. In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, kayaking, and birdwatching.
Personal pronouns: she/her
2019 - Present
Ph.D. Student in Biological Sciences
2014 - 2018
B.A. in Biology