_DSC5917Welcome! My website is designed to give you an impression of myself, as a professional scientist and (very) early-30s Midwesterner.

At the moment I live and work in Lexington, Kentucky where I have just begun my second postdoc in James Harwood’s lab at the University of Kentucky. Previously, I lived in Fargo, North Dakota; home to the North Dakota State University Bison and epicenter of the Red River Valley where I was a postdoc with Jason Harmon and Deirdre Prishmann-Voldseth 

Professionally I am an ecologist, with particular interests in processes that occur at the edges of habitats or ecosystems, and a special eye for arthropods including spiders. I finished my PhD last year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Gratton Lab.

As a more complete person I am interested in many things, including history, politics, travel, cars, and any sport that has to do with water. Thanks for visiting!