I am currently a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Arizona in Tucson with Don Falk and Don McKenzie, co-employed at the School of Natural Resources at the U of A, and at the Pacific Wildland Fire Laboratory of the US Forest Service in Seattle, WA.

I received my PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, where I researched ecological patterns in natural disturbance regimes and systems that have experienced anthropogenic disruption in the labs of Dr. John Harte and Dr. Max Moritz.

I was originally trained as a physicist, and I switched into the field of ecology after spending some valuable seasons in the field researching birds. I now work at the intersection of biodiversity conservation, fire management, and disease ecology.