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Newton International Fellow (Royal Society) University of Edinburgh (Feb 2015-Present)

Contributor for Forbes.com in paleontology and comparative biology (May 2015-Present)


2013-2015: Columbia Science Fellow

2012-2015: Postdoctoral Researcher at the American Museum of Natural History

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


  • Palaeontological Association Engagement Grant 
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 Science 2015
  • 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


  • Dinosaur Doctors: Paleontology outreach in children's hospitals
  • 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”


New Mexico (2016), Romania (2016), Isle of Skye (2015), Bermuda (2013), Australia (2012), Mongolia (2009, 2010), Wyoming (2008), Nova Scotia, Canada (2009), North Carolina (2007)

New Mexico 2016

New Mexico 2016