I am interested in the diversification of vertebrates in response to mass extinction events. I ask questions regarding the geographic and temporal distribution of extinct animals, as well as how their representative communities change and evolve. To explore these questions, I utilize vertebrate microfossils as a study system.
I am a PhD student in the Geosciences department at Virginia Tech, studying paleobiology.
I am also an Interfaces of Global Change Fellow at Virginia Tech, where I focus on incorporating paleobiology into scientific outreach and science policy.