I am a behavioral ecologist and evolutionary biologist interested in animal communication, color/signal evolution, and visual ecology. My research focuses on understanding the evolution and function of multiple signals and how the environment influences signal diversity. I study these topics in a variety of animals ranging from birds to insects, while my main study system is hummingbirds. I am currently working on a Ph.D. in animal behavior at Arizona State University, where I am studying the evolution of hummingbird coloration and courtship displays.
I also actively maintain a blog where I discuss my travels, research, and various other topics involving graduate school life. Please check it out: Thoughts from a graduate student, amateur naturalist, and adventurer.