About Me


I am a sixth year Environmental Science, Policy, and Management PhD Candidate in the Wang lab at the University of California, Berkeley. My research interests lie in evolutionary ecology, genomics, and herpetology. Broadly, I am interested in mechanistic understanding of the origins of diversity, though I primarily work with amphibian and reptile systems. My research focuses on understanding adaptive divergence (phenotypic and genetic) between populations or species, as well as the evolution of ecologically-relevant phenotypes and their underlying genomic architecture. I am particularly interested in the degree to which such patterns of divergence are deterministic, whether through natural selection toward common adaptive peaks or evolutionary constraints. To address these questions, I principally work within comparative studies of the Caribbean Anolis species, which display remarkable convergence across the adaptive radiation.