My training is as a paleobiologist. My previous academic work focused on analyzing macroevolutionary and macroecological patterns in the fossil record. My research focused on trait-dependent extinction, dynamics of functional diversity of species pools, and Bayesian approaches to modeling evolutionary and ecological data. My research has spaned a wide variety of taxa from mammals to crocodilians to forams, though my PhD focused on Cenozoic mammals and Paleozoic brachiopods. A common across my work is a continued use of modern statistics and data science tools such as Stan and R.
I did my PhD with the with the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago where I was advised by Michael Foote and Kenneth Angielczyk. I then completed a post-doc in Seth Finnegan’s lab at University of California – Berkeley. I have since left academic science.
PhD in Biology, 2017
University of Chicago
MSc in Biological Sciences, 2012
BS in Biology: Ecology and Evolution, 2010
University of Washington