I am an evolutionary ecologist, modeller, and theoretician with broad interests across the life sciences. I completed my PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Iowa State University in 2013, developing and testing theory on species coexistence under environmental fluctuations. I then came to Scotland to do post-doctoral research developing inbreeding theory at the University of Aberdeen. Since 2016, I have worked at the University of Stirling on projects including modelling conservation conflict and community ecology in insect systems. I am currently a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow working on the project, "Biodiversity and ecosystem function in ephemeral patches: a trait-based approach".