Welcome to my website. I am a graduate student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz.10679950_10203622902426998_6674040516382436935_o-2

I study African freshwater ecology, ichthyology and conservation. I am fascinated by diversity and the processes that drive species division. I am broadly interested in morphological/ecological change as a function of phylogeny, and the exceptional rates of diversification seen in adaptive radiations, including the cichlids of Lake Bermin.

As a scientist and concerned citizen, I also have the obligation to advocate effective management and sustainable conservation through my work.