Curriculum Vitae

Education: 


2011–2016                     PhD: Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
                                           The Ohio State University
                                           Columbus, OH

                                           Advisor: Ian Hamilton
 

2006-2010                      B.S. Biology, B.A. Spanish
                                           Messiah College
                                           Grantham, PA

 

 

Research Experience:

2017  - Present               NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Research Fellow: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                                            (PI: Alison Bell)

                                           Mechanisms driving multigenerational  transmission of paternal stress in

                                           threespined sticklebacks

2017  - Present              Postdoctoral research: University of California, Santa Cruz (Suzanne Alonzo)

                                           The role of outside options on male-male competition  in Symphodus ocellatus

 

2016 - 2017                    Postdoctoral Research: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (PI: Alison Bell)

                                           Understanding how parental experiences in threespined sticklebacks contribute to                                                phenotypic differences in offspring 

 

2011 - 2016                    Dissertation Research: The Ohio State University (PI: Ian Hamilton)
                                       
  Used behavioral experiments,  genetics, and modelling to explore how heterogeneity                                            in social structure contributes to variation in individual fitness and phenotype in                                                    cooperatively breeding fish

                                          Graduate Research Assistantship: The Ohio State University (PI: Elizabeth Marschall)
                                         
Assessed dispersal patterns in Lake Erie using RADseq and oversaw two                                                                   undergraduate students


2010                                 Undergraduate Thesis: Messiah College
                                         
 Evaluated macroinvertebrate community composition downstream of the                                                                  confluence of two geologically distinct streams


2009                                 Undergraduate Research Project: Messiah College
                                           
Examined how extensive land use change caused deterioration in stream health in                                                the Conodoguinet Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River. 
 

2008                                 NSF REU: Ursinus College
                                       
   Explored if habitat fragmentation produces differences in the movements and                                                        orientation of white-footed mice and meadow  voles 

 

 

Teaching Experience:

 

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: 

2017                                  Instructor of Record, Physiology

The Ohio State University: 

2014-2015                      Graduate Teaching Assistant, Human Physiology (3 semesters)

2013                                 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Biology for Non-majors
2012, 2015                     Graduate Teaching Assistant, Evolution ( 2 semesters)
2010                                 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Ecology
 

 

External Grants:

 

2018                                International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Travel Award ($500)

2018                                Gordon Research Conference, Travel Award ($250)

2017                                National Institutes of Health F32 NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship ($176,906)

2017                                National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology (declined, $138,000)

2017                                American Genetic Association EECG Research Award ($9740)

2016                                National Science Foundation Travel Award ($1000)

2016                                International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Travel Award ($1600)

2014                                International Society of Behavioral Ecology, Travel Award ($750)
2013                                Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grants ($1000)
2012                                American Academy of Underwater Sciences ($1500)
2012                                Scifund ($1440)

 

 

Internal Grants:

 

2015                               The Ohio State University, Career Development Grant ($350)

2015                               The Ohio State University, Presidential Fellowship ($26,266)
2014                               The Ohio State University,  AGGRS  ($2000)
2012                               The Ohio State University, Fish Systematics Endowment ($1000)
2011                               The Ohio State University, University Fellowship ($15,785)

 

 

See here for a full CV

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