I attended the University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences for my undergraduate degree. I obtained a B.S. in Biology, and continued working at the University in Dr. Emilie Snell-Rood's lab as a junior scientist (lab technician). This is where I gained my initial research experience.
I am currently attending the University of Nevada, Reno. Within the Department of Biology, I am studying for my Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (EECB). I am in the Great Basin Bug Lab, working with Dr. Matt Forister.