Postdoctoral Fellow

in disease ecology

at Emory University

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Civitello Lab at Emory University investigating the disease ecology of Schistosoma haemotobium in Tanzania. I study the spatiotemporal transmission dynamics of this neglected tropical disease.

I completed my Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the State University of New York, Albany in the Turner Lab in 2020. I was concurrently an Ornithology Research Fellow at the New York State Museum, co-advised by Dr. Jeremy Kirchman. Thereafter, I spent a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at Davidson College teaching courses in Ecology and Biostatistics.

My research aims to unearth the factors that determine the diversity of and interactions within biological communities, with a special interest in host-parasite interactions and human-environmental interfaces. As an undergrad, I also studied monkey behavior, snail sexual selection, and elephant movement ecology.