I'm interested in the evolution of avian color, especially iridescence. Iridescent coloration plays crucial signaling roles in a wide range of avian taxa, but remains poorly understood from both evolutionary and genetic perspectives. I aim to understand both what factors drive the evolution of iridescence and what genes could be implicated in its expression.
Completed an undergraduate at Dartmouth College followed by research positions at the University of Bristol and Florida Atlantic University. Proud multi-ethnic first generation American. Pronouns: They/Them