Education

2015-present: PhD candidate, Research School of Biology, The ANU, advisor: Dr. Scott Keogh
2011-2014: M.Sc., Department of Biology, Villanova University, advisor: Dr. Aaron M. Bauer
2005-2009: B.S., Department of Biology, Union College, advisor: Dr. Barbara Pytel

Grants and Awards

2015 - Idea Wild: Student Research Equipment Grant ($1,100)
2015 - Australian Department of Environment (ABRS): Taxonomy Research Student Travel Grant ($825)
2015 - The Australian National University: International Student PhD Research Fellowship ($184,500)
2015 - The American Australian Association: Sir Keith Murdoch Fellowship ($7,840)
2012 - Villanova University: Graduate Research Fellowship ($18,000)
2012 - Vilanova University: Summer Research Fellowship ($4,500)
2011-13 - Villanova University: Tuition Scholarship and Teach Assistantship ($128,000)

Teaching

2012-13: Teaching Assistant - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy lead by Dr. Aaron Bauer
2012: Teaching Assistant - Evolution lead by Dr. Todd Jackman
2011: Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Biology lead by Dr. Todd Jackman

Society Meetings, Symposia, and Presentations

2017: Gekkota Mundi: Global meeting for gecko biologists - Fremantle, WA, Australia
           Conference Organizer & Presenter
           Title:
Using pygopodids to identify trends in modularity across limb-reduced squamates
2017: Invited Dept. Seminar: Centre for Biodiversity Analysis (CBA at ANU) - Canberra, ACT, Australia
           Title:
Beyond the tree: Phylogenetic comparative methods for evolutionary inference of phenotypic                          data. Presented with Emma Sherratt.
2016: Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE 'Evolution') - Austin, TX, USA
           Title: Mass extinction and diversification of Australian Pygopodoidean geckos
2016: Joint Meeting of Herpetologists and Ichthyologists ('JMIH') - New Orleans, LA, USA
           Title
: Ancient turnover spurs adaptive radiation of Australian geckos
2016: Molecular Paleobiology Australia - Melbourne, VIC, Australia
           Title
: Heterogeneous biome facilitated diversification of Australian geckos
2016: Australian Society of Herpetologists ('ASH') - Launceston, TAS, Australia
           Title:  Extinction and environmental impacts on macroevolution of Australian Pygopodoidea

Society Memberships

Society of Systematic Biologist (SSB)
Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE)
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (SSAR)
Australian Society of Herpetologists (ASH)
Society of Australian Systematic Biologists (SASB)