I am a second-year graduate student in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management (QERM) program at the University of Washington, Seattle. Currently, I’m working with Mark Kot in the UW Applied Mathematics Department on models of how species distributions shift in response to climate change. These models aim to predict whether populations can use dispersal as a survival mechanism to persist through environmental changes in the coming century.
My academic passion lies at the interface between math and ecology/evolutionary biology. I am interested in the application of modeling frameworks such as integrodifference equations and mathematical programming to problems in climate change biology. Problems associated with global climate change present a plethora of opportunities to lend quantitative insight to basic biological questions as well as specific conservation goals. QERM is the perfect avenue for combining theoretical work with real data to address current issues in ecology.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments about QERM, research interests, teaching experience, or anything else!