As a biologist, I’m interested in understanding how the nervous system affects animal behaviors. For my dissertation work, I’m investigating 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.

Science Communication

I’ve always loved science communication, but I realized my passion for science writing 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 popular science stories here.