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 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of Arizona in the fall under the supervision of Dr Anna Dornhaus in the UA Social Insect Lab. I am a member of the Animal Behavior SocietyAmerican Arachnological SocietyAmerican Speleological SocietyAmerican Society of Naturalists, and Florida Entomologist.