2011 Ph.D., University of Washington, Biology
2000 B.S., University of Michigan, Natural Resources & Environment
2016 Haines-Morris Grant to host a seminar series on climate change
2015 NASA Space Grant Travel Award, University of Wyoming
2014 Wyoming EPSCoR – Wyoming Women in Science and Engineering Travel Award
2014 Wyoming Innovative Course Proposal Award
2014 NASA Space Grant Travel Award, University of Wyoming
2014 International Programs Office Travel Award, University of Wyoming
2013-16 NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology
2013 Research Grant, University of Utah Department of Biology
2013 Postdoctoral Travel Award, University of Utah
2011 Advanced Studies Institute II: Mathematical Modeling in Conservation Biology, Lake Naivasha, Kenya
2011 Washington Research Foundation – Hall Writing Fellowship
2010 Advanced Studies Institute I: Mathematical Modeling in Conservation Biology, Hoedspruit, South Africa
2009 NSF International Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Project
2007-10 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2007 American Philosophical Society – Lewis & Clark Fund for Exploratory Research
2007 American Museum of Natural History – Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund
2007 Sargent Award, University of Washington
2007 Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid-of-research
2006 Experimental Field Ecology Award, University of Washington
2005-07 NSF IGERT Fellowship, Multinational Collaborations to Environmental Challenges
2005 Recruitment Award, University of Washington
2016 General Ecology, University of Tennessee
2014 Research Strategies in R Programming, University of Wyoming
2013 R Short Course, University of Utah
2005 Biodiversity Field Trips, University of Washington
2013 Maintaining an Online Presence, Utah Graduate & Advanced Lady Scientist Workshop
2010 Experimental Evolutionary Ecology course, University of Washington
2010 Tropical Biology course, University of Washington
2009 Learning to Learn in the Biological Sciences, University of Washington
2011 Invertebrate Zoology, University of Washington
2010-11 Foundations in Physiology, University of Washington
2004-05 Introductory Biology (majors & non-majors courses), University of Washington
Presentations ( Invited talks in bold)
2017 Symposium: Evolutionary impacts of seasonality. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology. New Orleans, LA.
2016 Symposium: Beyond the mean: Biological impacts of changing patterns of temperature variation. Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology. Portland, OR.
2015 University of California – Davis. Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. Davis, CA.
2015 University of Oklahoma. Department of Biology. Norman, OK.
2015 University of Tennessee. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Knoxville, TN.
2015 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. West Palm Beach, Florida.
2014 University of Texas. Department of Integrative Biology. Austin, Texas.
2014 University of Wyoming. Department of Zoology and Physiology. Laramie, Wyoming.
2013 University of Utah Department of Biology Retreat. Alta, Utah.
2013 Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation. San Jose, Costa Rica.
2012 Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Monteverde, Costa Rica.
2011 University of Utah, Department of Biology. Salt Lake City, UT.
2011 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
2011 Dissertation defense. University of Washington. Seattle, WA.
2011 African BioMathematics Initiative. Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
2010 African BioMathematics Initiative. Hoedspruit, South Africa.
2010 Biology Education Research Group. Seattle, WA.
2010 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Seattle, WA.
2008 NESCent meeting on climate change and distributions. Durham, North Carolina.
2007 Ecological Society of America. San Jose, CA.
• American Naturalist, Biological Invasions, Biotropica, Ecology Letters, Functional Ecology, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Field Ornithology, Journal of Thermal Biology, Journal of Zoology, Nature Climate Change, Oecologia, Ornitología Neotropical, PLoS One, Science
• NSF – Division of Environmental Biology, Population and Community Ecology cluster, CAREER grants
• Earthwatch grants
Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation
Ecological Society of America
Natural History Network
Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology
The perfect storm: synergisms for tropical ecology research in Monteverde, Costa Rica. Held at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology in 2013.
Working group participant
Aerodynamics of spider ballooning. 2015. Sponsored by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis).
Mechanistic distribution models: energetics, fitness, and population dynamics. 2008. Co-sponsored by the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center.
Outreach and service
2008-2012 Program Assistant & Grant writer, Knowledge for People Non-profit