Welcome to my new website! I am a PhD student in the Carnaval Lab at City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center. I am interested in understanding what drives species distributions and diversity. My current work focuses on using information about the historical effects of environmental change to make inferences about how species will respond to current climate change. I integrate genetic data, demographic simulations, and ecological modelling to approach these questions.
I received my MS from the University of Central Florida in the Parkinson Lab. My thesis research used statistical phylogeography to test hypotheses about the historical dispersal of mole skinks Plestiodon egregius.