Bio

A girl in a hat.Welcome. I am a Ph.D. candidate in Entomology in the Deans Lab at Penn State University.  My projects focus on the interplay of diversity, morphology,  and biology of Odonata, commonly known as the dragonflies and damselflies. While my main research focuses are in insect biodiversity and systematics, I am also interested in ethical questions in basic and applied entomology. My passions lie at the intersection of biodiversity, sustainability, natural history collections, and public engagement.

In my free time, you can find me long distance running, practicing yoga, traveling, and baking. I am very fortunate that my life as a graduate student enables me to see the world, visit museums, be outside, and share some beautiful natural history in the process.