Ph. D. Candidate, Department of Biology, University of Washington
I have always been interested in form, function, and generally in “how things work.” Accordingly, for the first few years of my career I studied the structure and dynamics of engineered systems. Eventually I realized that I was truly interested in biological systems, especially in the diversity of forms that have resulted from major evolutionary radiations.
As a graduate student in Biology at UW, I will be studying the relationship between morphology and ecology in diverse clades of mammals, and how patterns of biodiversity result from major morphological adaptations. I am particularly interested in how skeletal morphology is indicative of feeding ecology and locomotor behavior, which I plan to investigate using a variety of structural and dynamic analysis techniques.
Positions and education
2010: Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology