I am a Postdoctoral Associate under a National Institute of Health (NIH) Institutional Research and Career Development Award (IRACDA) with the New York Consortium for the Advancement of Postdoctoral Scholars (NY-CAPS) administered through the Center for Inclusive Education (CIE) at Stony Brook University (SBU).
[Did you catch all the acronyms? Good there is a test later!]
As an NIH IRACDA NY-CAPS postdoc my job is to work with NY-CAPS stakeholders to develop and aid mentorship and DEI efforts and conduct independent research. My research program is currently being conducted in collaboration with my research mentors at SBU; Dr. Natasha Vitek (SBU Ecology and Evolution) and Dr. Christopher Percival ( SBU Anthropology).
My research interests are in understanding the mechanisms that produce evolution within vertebrates, with a particular emphasis on evolutionary morphology and biogeography. Please check out my Research and Publications Pages for more specific information on my work. I also maintain a very active interest and engagement with mentorship and efforts in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, see my DEI page for more information.
Galapagos Tortoise specimen collected by Charles Darwin!