“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

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I earned my Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona as a tenured National Science Foundation Fellow in 2015. My research investigated the Thermal ecology of mutualism: The consequences of temperature for ant-plant interactions. View my complete CV here.

I am also the CEO of Swing Baby Ink, a clothing line that designs clothing for babies and young girls with empowering messages. Check us out!

I live in Sacramento, California with my high-flying U2-pilot husband, my new baby daughter, and our golden retriever, Hadley.



  • Research Presentation
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Database Management
  • Review & Editing
  • Research & Evaluation
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Program/Project Evaluation
  • Data Collection & Research Design


  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2011-2014)
  • Global Change PhD Minor Dissertation Improvement Grant (2011)
  • BioMe GK-12 Graduate Research Fellowship (2010-2011)
  • Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research Fellowship (2008-2012)
  • University of Arizona Graduate Diversity Fellowship (2008)
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year (2007)