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PhD. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University – 2017
M.A. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University – 2014
M.Sc., Zoology, James Cook University – 2011
B.S., Biology, cum laude, Brandeis University – 2009
MAJORS – Biology, Environmental Studies, MINOR – Chemistry


Donnelley Postdoctoral Environmental Fellow                                                                                       2017 - present
Yale University Institute for Biospheric Studies and Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; New Haven, CT

Ph.D. Candidate                                                                                                                                                2012 - 2017
Princeton University, Department of Ecolgy and Evolutionary Biology; Princeton, NJ

Research Assistant III, Restoration Ecology                                                                                                  2011 - 2012
Archbold Biological Station; Venus, FL

Fulbright Scholar                                                                                                                                               2010 - 2011
U.S. Dept. of State & James Cook University, School of Marine and Tropical Biology; Townsville, Australia

Southeast Michigan Ecological Restoration Assistant                                                                                             2009
The Nature Conservancy, Tecumseh; MI

  • Harper Prize, Runner-up – British Ecological Society, 2016
  • Elton Award, Short-listed – British Ecological Society, 2016  
  • First Year Fellowship in Science and Engineering – Princeton University, 2012-2013
  • Fulbright Scholar – U.S. Department of State, James Cook University, School of Marine and Tropical Biology; Townsville, AUS

  • Gorongosa Water Project – Gorongosa National Park, 2018-2019
  • Mary and Randall Hack Graduate Award for Water Research – Princeton Environmental Institute, 2015
  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2015-2016
  • Society of Wetland Scientists Student Research Grant, 2014
  • Society of Wetland Scientists South Atlantic Chapter Student Research Grant, 2014
  • Idea Wild Research Equipment Grant, 2014


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Assistant Instructor, Princeton University

  • EEB 380 Ecology and Conservation of African Landscapes

  • EEB 321 Ecology: Species Interactions, Biodiversity and Society                                        

  • ENV 201 Fundamentals of Environmental Studies                         

Statistical Tutor, Princeton University, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Teaching Assistant, Brandeis University

  • BIOL 17 Conservation Biology

Guest lectures
  • Brandeis University, Conservation Biology
  • Yale University, Plant ecology                                                   
  • Yale University, Observing the Earth From Space
  • Yale University, General ecology (2 lectures)
  • Yale University, Tropical ecology


  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Anim Cons, Ann NY Acad Sci, Basic Appl Ecol, Conserv Biol, Environ Microbiol, Front Ecol Environ, Integrative Zool, Northeast Nat, and Oikos.
  • Fellow of Saybrook College, Yale University.
  • Invited lecturer at Brandeis University, Australian and New York high schools.
  • Occasional science blog–writer with entries for Gorongosa National Park, the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, National Geographic,
    and J Anim Ecol, and J Ecol.
  • International field work experience in Australia, Bahamas, Brunei, Mozambique, and Panama.
  • Professional member at:  Ecological Society of America, Australian–American Fulbright Alumni Association, & Fulbright Association