About

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Oregon’s Vertebrate Paleontology Lab. My research aims to understand the processes that govern mammalian diet and community structure change through time. I use phylogenetic comparative methods, morphology studies, and stable isotopes to test hypotheses about the ecological links among extinct taxa and their environment. I am passionate about fieldwork, the outdoors, and promoting diversity in the Earth Sciences.

Education
In Progress: University of Oregon, Eugene, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Earth Sciences, Adviser: Samantha Hopkins, Ph.D.

Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts, BA, Major: Geology, Honors: Biology, May 2015

Awards
2020     Geological Society of America research grant
2017     Jackson School of Geosciences Student Member Travel Grant
2016     Baldwin Award, University of Oregon Department of Earth Sciences
2014     Mary F. Waterous Memorial Fund, Mount Holyoke College
2014     Martha Godchaux Field Endowed Fund, Mount Holyoke College
2014     Claire Bates Davidson Geology Fund, Mount Holyoke College
2014     Ames-Weed Fund, Mount Holyoke College
2013     Mount Holyoke College Lynk Universal Funding, Science Center Fund

Professional Memberships
2018-Present       American Society of Naturalists
2017-Present      Paleontological Society
2016-Present      Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
2016-Present      Geological Society of America
2016                     Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology

Service and Outreach
2019
Field Work Readiness, IgDEAS Initiative (Inclusivity and Gender Diversity in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)

2017-2019
GEODES (Geoscientists Encouraging Openness and Diversity in the Earth Sciences), Department of Earth Sciences Diversity Committee – Drafted the 2019 Diversity Action Plan that was sent to the College of Arts and Sciences

2018
Mammalian Skulls, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), Eugene, Oregon

2017-2018
University of Oregon Women in Graduate Science Outreach Co-chair

Summer Academy to Inspire Learning, Chemistry Camp, University of Oregon
Ophelia’s Place STEAM Workshop, Ophelia’s Place, Eugene, Oregon
Meet a Scientist Day, Eugene Science Center
GIRLS’ Science Adventure Days, University of Oregon, Eugene Science Center
Undergraduate Career and Research Forum, University of Oregon

2014
Geology for the 6th Grade, St. Bernadette School, Northborough, Massachusetts
Pursuing a Career in Science, High school Interns, Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, Illinois
Meet a Scientist, Baby Teeth, The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois

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