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

Lecturer/Guest speaker
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

Teaching Assistant
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.

Professional activities
Reviewer for    
   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

Symposium organizer    
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

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