About The Author

I track the evolution of carnivore communities in deep time using evidence from fossils. I finished my doctorate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), during which I was also a graduate student in residence in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (LACM). In Fall 2018, I will start as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Los Angeles, and at the University of California, Merced.

In addition to conducting my doctoral research, at UCLA I taught introductory ecology and behavior, vertebrate morphology, and mathematics for the life sciences. Previously, I finished my master's, also in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I started out double-majoring in Integrative Biology and Comparative Literature (Japanese and Russian) at the University of California, Berkeley.