Curriculum vitae


Current Position                     Assistant Professor and Assistant Curator                                              2016-present

                                               Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

                                                          & Museum of Zoology (UMMZ)

                                               University of Michigan

Previous Appointment           Assistant Research Scientist                                                                      2012 - 2016

                                               Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

                                                          & Museum of Zoology (UMMZ)

                                               University of Michigan

Postdoctoral Research          NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology (Bioinformatics)                                 2009 - 2011

                                               Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

                                               University of California, Berkeley

                                               Advisor: Jim McGuire


Ph.D.                                     Ecology and Evolutionary Biology                                                                        2009  

                                              University of California, Santa Cruz            

                                              Advisor: Barry Sinervo

B.A.                                       Biology                                                                                                                  2002

                                              Pomona College (Claremont, CA)              

                                                    including Study Abroad, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia


See Publications page.


    •    2017-2021: NSF Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: oVert: Open

         Exploration of Vertebrate Diversity in 3D (Senior Personnel), DBI-1701714

    •    2013-2018: Research Grant, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

    •    2009: NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology (Bioinformatics), DBI‐0906046

    •    2007: Systematics Research Fund Award Winner, The Linnean Society

    •    2007: Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) recipient, four quarters

    •    2006: Science, Technology, Engineering, Policy, and Society (STEPS) Institute Environmental

                    Research Grant Winner

    •    2004, 2005: Science Buddies “Outstanding Service Award” recipient

    •    2002, 2003: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention

    •    2003: American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Gaige Fund Award winner

    •    2003: American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund winner


2016 - present: Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

   •    Evolution (EEB 390)

    •    Herpetology (EEB 450)

    •    Quantitative Data Visualization (EEB 800)

    •    Biodiversity Research Seminar (EEB 335)

2012: Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley

    •    Spring 2012: Natural History of Vertebrates (IB 104)

2002 - 2009: Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz (13 courses)

    •    Fall 2002: Introduction to Psychobiology (Bio 70)

    •    Winter 2003, Spring 2005: Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (Bio 20A)

    •    Spring 2003, Spring 2006, Fall 2008, Winter 2009: Plant and Animal Development and Physiology

         (Bio 20B)

    •    Fall 2003: Behavioral Ecology (Bio 140)

    •    Winter 2004: Herpetology (Bio 143)

    •    Spring 2004: Female Physiology (Bio 80A)

    •    Fall 2004, 2005, 2006: Molecular Methods in Organismal Biology (Bio 187L)

2002: Teaching Assistant, Pomona College

      •    Introductory Genetics (Bio 40)


    •    2016-2020: Board of Governors member, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH)

    •    2019: FEMMES Spring Capstone Speaker

    •    2016-present: UM Museum of Natural History Faculty Science Advisory Committee Member

    •    2012-present: UM Museum of Zoology ID Day and Behind the Scenes Day

    •    2015: External Ph.D. thesis examiner, Macquarie University (Australia)

    •    2010-2013: Assistant Editor, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

    •    2011: WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering) Panel Member, UC Berkeley.

    •    2011: IMSD (Initiative for Maximizing Student Development) Panel Member, UC Berkeley.

    •    2006-2009: Co-director of educational demonstrations with the Mathematics, Engineering &

                            Science Achievement (MESA) Program, UCSC.

    •    2006-2007: Graduate representative, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department, UCSC.   

    •    2006-2007: Grad student member, search committee for a new faculty hire in Vertebrate

                             Physiology, UCSC. 

    •    2006: Member, Graduate Committee for Diversity Enhancement (GCDE), UCSC.

    •    2003 - 2006: Mentor in the Science Buddies program.

    •    1996-1998: Instructor, Hands on Science classes for 3rd-5th graders, Albuquerque Public

                            Schools, New Mexico.

Reviewer for Evolution, American Naturalist, PLoS ONE, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Animal Behaviour, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Journal of Zoology, Functional Ecology, Herpetological Review, Herpetological Conservation and Biology, Austral Ecology, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Cambirdge University Press, BBSRC (U.K.), and NSF.

NOTE: This CV is abridged. Please see pdf link at top for full version.