I'm a fifth-year Ph.D. student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, investigating how microbiomes influence the biology of their host organism. I grew up on the Gulf Coast of southern Texas, then moved to the Hudson Valley, NY to attend Bard College, earning my BA in biology and BM in bassoon performance. Following graduation, I worked as a research technician at the University of Virginia and then completed a master's at Indiana University before coming to Princeton. Outside of academics, I enjoy all kinds of music, pop culture (especially absurdly bad but good TV), traveling, hiking, and interesting food and drink. I look forward to getting to know everyone, so please don't hesitate to say hi!