Postdoctoral Research Associate, Louisiana State University, Department of Biological Sciences

Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan State University, Department of Entomology

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Biology

Bachelor of Science, University of Pittsburgh (Cum Laude)


USDA-APHIS, Louisiana State University, 2021

USDA-NIFA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Michigan State University, 2019

Research Grant, University of Nevada, Reno, Graduate Student Association, 2016

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, 2015

Award in Tropical Botany, Garden Club of America, 2014

The Diana Hadley-Lynch Scholarship, The Biology Department, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012,2015,2016

The Wilson Award, The Biology Department, University of Nevada, Reno, 2013

The Brussard Scholarship, The Biology Department, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012

AWARDS (* = Faculty nominated)                          

2021*   Outstanding Postdoc Award, Michigan State University,          Entomology Department

2017*   Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Nevada, Reno, Biology Department

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS (* = invited seminar or symposium)

2020    Entomological Society of America, virtual conference

2019    Entomological Society of America, St. Louis, MO

2018    Entomological Society of America, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2018*  Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, LA

2018*  Department of Entomology, Michigan State University

2017    Entomological Society of America, Denver, CO

2017*  Ecology and Evolution Program, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

2017    Gordon Research Conference, Plant-herbivore interactions symposium

2016*  Andes and Amazon Tropical Biology Seminar, Tena, Ecuador

2015    Gordon Research Conference, Speciation symposium

2015    Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD

2014    Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA

2013    Gordon Research Conference, Ventura, CA, Plant-herbivore interactions symposium

2013    Entomological Society of America, Lake Tahoe, NV

2012*  Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil