Postdoctoral Fellow, Cal PolyTULANE UNIVERSITY
I am a postdoctoral researcher at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) in the Francis lab with a broad interest in animal behavior, communication, and the effects of human activity on wildlife. Specifically, I am interested in how sexually selected traits and ultimately reproductive fitness are affected by landscapes and soundscapes, and am currently investigating the effects of sensory pollution on avian communities. My dissertation research at Tulane focused on the effects of anthropogenic noise on the evolution of bird song. I've had a variety of research experience, with undergraduate research in the Nieh lab with stingless bees, volunteering in collections of herpetology and entomology at the SDNHM, and working with citizen scientists to better understand species diversity across an urban gradient.