I am a Ph.D candidate in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, advised by Drs. Sonia Altizer and Vanessa Ezenwa.
I received my bachelors degree at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, where a series of outstanding teachers ignited my interest in ecology and animal behavior.
My current research aims to understand how host behavioral traits lead to variation in immune defense against pathogens in wild animals. I use a combination of field studies and lab experiments to address these questions in the fields of eco-immunology, disease ecology, and animal behavior. I have experience working across diverse taxa.