I am currently finishing my PhD degree in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the University of Idaho. Working in the Harmon lab .
I am interested in macroevolutionary patterns of trait evolution across the tree of life. I use and develop statistical models applied to phylogenetic trees to ask questions such as the ecological and historical drivers of macroevolution, the association between morphological differentiation and lineage diversification and patterns of evolutionary correlation among several traits.
I am excited about everything phylogenetics, love programming and learning about the biology of new study systems.
My main hobbies are board games, beer tasting and science fiction watching and reading! Now working to add biking back to this list...
I am a proud Linux user and Open Science believer.