I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I am based at UCLA in the lab of Jamie Lloyd-Smith. I obtained my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, where I was advised by Simon A. Levin. My principal research interests are mathematical biology and eco-evolutionary dynamics. In particular, I use mathematical models to study how the evolution of RNA viruses is shaped by ecological processes within and between hosts. Additional interests include developing Bayesian statistical methods for ecology and evolution research, and studying the historical contingency – or directedness – of adaptive evolution.
PhD Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2020
MPhil Applied Biological Anthropology, 2014
University of Cambridge
BA Ethics, Politics, & Economics, 2011