A bit about me:
I am currently a PhD student in the Beaulieu lab at the University of Arkansas. My dissertation research focuses on genome duplications and their influence on the evolutionary history of plants. Broadly, I am interested in using phylogenetic comparative methods to examine the influence of specific traits on macroevolutionary processes in deep time, especially diversification. Most of my work involves lots of coding, and my languages of choice are R and Python.
Previously, I received my undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University, where I did research with Dr. Dana Royer on taphonomic biases in the fossil record of Cretaceous leaves from the Hell Creek Formation.
In my fleeting spare time I like to garden and feed my chickens, read Russian literature, and play card games.
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