I am a behavioral and evolutionary ecologist interested in exaggerated traits, animal communication, and trait/signal diversity. I study these topics using animal coloration and behavioral displays as a model in a variety of species, primarily birds, but also spiders and lizards. I am currently a post-doctoral fellow with Stephanie Doucet at the University of Windsor, and I completed my PhD in animal behavior at Arizona State University with Kevin McGraw, where I studied the co-evolution of hummingbird coloration and courtship displays.
I also actively maintain a blog where I discuss my travels, research, and various other topics involving academic life. Please check it out: Thoughts from an academic, amateur naturalist, and adventurer.