Academic biography

I received a BA degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL before earning a MS degree in Biology from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX where I was trained as an arachnologist and population geneticist under the advisement of Dr. David Sissom. I earned a PhD in Biology at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles under the advisement of Behavioral Ecologist Dr. Peter Nonacs. I currently work as a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Neurobiology, Physiology & Behavior at University of California, Davis in the fall under the supervision of Dr. Ann Hedrick. I am a member of the Animal Behavior SocietyAmerican Arachnological SocietyAmerican Speleological SocietyAmerican Society of NaturalistsSigma Xi, and AAAS.

Internet presence

In addition to this website, feel free to have a look at the Nonacs Research Group website, of which I was a member. I also maintain a blog while conducting field research and the latest goings on in my department can be found on the EEB website. I maintain several online profiles. Lastly, you can contact me here.