I am a paleoecologist interested in correlating morphology with ecology in the small mammal fossil record. I focus on how small mammals change their diet, body size, and locomotor mode in periods of climate change and shifting landscapes.
I grew up in Oregon and received my BS in both biology and Earth sciences from University of Oregon. During that time, I got to study Oligocene and Miocene mammal communities in and around the John Day Fossil Beds.
As a PhD student at Stony Brook University, I am continuing to investigate Miocene small mammal communities in the Basin and Range of western North America and in the east Africa rift zone in the Turkana Basin.