As a biologist, I’m interested in understanding how the nervous system affects animal behaviors. My graduate thesis investigates how the brain controls a bird’s ability to switch from singing a messy song when he is by himself, to singing a cleaner or “stereotyped” song when around potential mates. Learn more about my work here.


I’ve always loved research, but I realized my passion for journalism and communications during my first semester of grad school after attending ComSciCon. This summer, I’m excited to be a AAAS Mass Media Fellow at The Dallas Morning News! Read some of my stories here.