a PhD Student at the University of Texas at Arlington in the
Quantitative Biology program. I received my B.S. in Biology at
Louisiana State University, where I began my love affair with research
in evolutionary biology studying the genetics of behavior in Drosophila.
After graduating, I took a position as a Research Specialist at the
University of Arizona Genomics Core, where I worked on the National
Geographic's Genographic Project and as a consultant on
conservation genetics projects developing nuclear markers.
the fall of 2009, I began my PhD at University of Texas at Arlington
studying the genetics of speciation in the flour beetle, Tribolium
I am also keenly interested in the patterns of speciation, including
the evolution of Haldane's rule, and mobile element diversity
throughout the speciation process.
I am scheduled to defend my
dissertation in the spring of 2014.