Academic Background

Education
M.S., Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 2013. Thesis – Conservation status of Buff-breasted Sandpipers (Tryngites subruficollios) in the Western Hemisphere: a conservation genetic approach.

B.S., Biological Sciences with High Honors in Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May 2009. Undergraduate honors thesis – Face vs. Space: the impact of reproductive cycle on female affiliation behaviours in Betta splendens.

Teaching
TA for 1 semester of Organismic Biology lab at Kansas State University. Designed and presented lectures in plant and animal taxonomic diversity to 40 undergraduate students

TA for 5 semesters of Principles of Biology at Kansas State University. Designed and presented lectures in genetics, plant diversity, and animal diversity to 80 undergraduate students in a studio-format course

Private tutor for University of California, Davis undergraduates in multiple biology courses (BIS2A, BIS2B, EVE100, EVE101)