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I care about bird evolution and communicating across difference. 

In my PhD, I'm trying to merge those two.

I study the evolution and ecology of birds using comparative and population genetic approaches. In my work, I use genomic tools to explore how and why birds adapt to extreme environments.


I get excited about questions like:

  • why are some birds found all over and others not?

  • how do birds cope with variation in their surroundings?

  • can we use genomics to explore a bird's history? 

When I'm not thinking about evolution, you can find me talking about community, practicing yoga, crafting, or pickling something. 

E145 Corson Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, 14853

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