I'm interested in addressing speciation in the presence of gene flow, particularly in populations that form parapatric populations or in lineages that undergone recent ecological shifts. I am also determined to continue conducting herpetological biodiversity-based studies in Southeast Asia in effort to advocate for the protection of increasing threatened habitats.
I am originally from the Central Coast of California, but I attended college and subsequently worked for a couple of years in Riverside, CA. While in Riverside, I began conducting biodiversity studies in Malaysia focusing on amphibians and reptiles. From there, I moved to Philadelphia where I got my masters degree studying the biogeography and systematics of a group of geckos on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.