B.S. Biology (2016) Duke University
Variation in nature relies on reproductive isolation between populations and species. Reproductive isolation can be measured directly, through crossing barriers and fitness, as well as indirectly through rates of hybridization in the wild. I am interested in how reproductive isolation varies across different scales, using Mimulus monkeyflowers as a model system. I aim to use patterns of reproductive isolation and hybridization in these wildflowers to better understand the formation and persistence of new species.
Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Lewontin Early Award 2020 Recipient, Society for the Study of Evolution
NIH Training Grant Recipient, Department of Genetics, 2020 and 2021
Plant Center Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2021