PhD Candidate, Comparative Biology
Richard Gilder Graduate School
American Museum of Natural History
Division of Paleontology, Department of Ichthyology
An alumna of Humboldt State University, I have worked on numerous projects in diverse disciplines, including the olfaction of toxic newts, description of Cretaceous fungi and Devonian plants, and ecology of predatory marine snails.
I'm particularly drawn to understudied systems and questions. My current research, at the American Museum of Natural History, uses the internal anatomy of Paleozoic fossils to explore chondrichthyan diversification.
"...Parts of our continent have apparently always remained asylums where some representatives of its ancient tribes of fishes have found a safe retreat, and where the chain of descent has been unbroken from remote geological ages."