I am a third year PhD student, broadly interested inthe mechanistic and functional drivers of individual differences in social behavior. My research uses genomic and behavioral approaches to investigate natural variation in aggression among individual female tree swallows. I also explore the role of metabolism and energetics in maintaining such variation.
I received my BS in Neuroscience from Lebanon Valley College, then worked as a research technologist at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine before coming to IU. My graduate research is funded by the NIH (T32 pre-doctoral training program) and the NSF (graduate research fellowship).