About Me

I am a 5th year PhD student in the Graduate Field of Computational Biology at Cornell University. I earned my B.Sc. in Mathematics in 2015 from Michigan State University before moving to Cornell University to work with Andy Clark.

I am interested in the genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors that contribute to speciation. I integrate population genetic theory and computer simulations that model historic processes with large-scale datasets containing whole-genome and -transcriptome information for populations of interest. I currently use this technique to explore and identify interactions between the mitochondrial genome and the nuclear genome in Drosophila melanogaster