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CURRENTLY

Columbia Science Fellow at Columbia University and Postdoctoral Researcher at the American Museum of Natural History (Nov 2012- present)

EDUCATION

2008-2012: Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH, PhD in Comparative Biology (September 2012) 

2005-2008: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS in Geological Science, minor Marine Science

AWARDS

  • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant: 2014
  • GSA-U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Geological Sciences Early Career Scientist Travel Fellowship Grant Award: 2012 
  • IUGS Hutchison Young Scientist Award: 2012 
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: 2009-2012 
  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: 2011-2012
  • Jurassic Foundation Grant: January 2011
  • ExxonMobil Geosciences Award: 2010 
  • Jackson School of Geosciences Student Member Travel Grant: 2010

TEACHING

  • Seminar leader for "Frontiers of Science" first-year core science course at Columbia University
  • Teaching assistant for Life Systems course at Columbia University
  • Co-teacher for AMNH Education Department SRMP class “Biodiversity”

FIELD WORK

Bermuda (2013), Australia (2012), Mongolia (2009, 2010), Wyoming (2008), Nova Scotia, Canada (2009), North Carolina (2007)

Gobi Desert 2010

Gobi Desert 2010