Current Position

University of Connecticut, Assistant Professor
      Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. 2014 – present.

Past Positions

Princeton University, Postdoctoral Research Associate
      Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. 2012 – 2014.

The Institute for Bird Populations, Postdoctoral Researcher
      Research on fire and bird communities in the Sierra Nevada. 2011 – 2012


University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.                                Berkeley, CA
     Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, May 2011.

Oxford University, M.Sc.                                                           Oxford, UK
      Dept. of Zoology, degree awarded with distinction, 2004.

Harvard University, B.A.                                                           Cambridge, MA
      Dept. of Environmental Science and Public Policy. Summa cum laude. 2003.


David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship
(June 2012 – July 2014)
National Park Service George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship
(June 2010 – May 2011)
W.S. Rosencrans Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley
(June 2010 – May 2011)

Professional Service

Board of Directors: Cooper Ornithological Society (2015-2017)
Subject Editor
: Ecography
Editorial Board: Studies in Avian Biology
Peer Review: ~25 peer reviews per year
Member (active through 2017): Ecological Society of America, American Ornithological Society, Wilson Ornithological Society, Society for Conservation Biology.

Awards & Honors

2017 Jed Burtt Student Mentoring Grant, Wilson Ornithological Society
2014 Elected Member, American Ornithologists’ Union
2014 USDA Forest Service “Wings Across the Americas” Conservation Award (with Institute for Bird Populations)
2012 Young Professionals Award, Cooper Ornithological Society
2010 Student Travel Award, Cooper Ornithological Society
2009 Robert B. Berry Student Award for the most outstanding presentation on research
pertaining to avian conservation, American Ornithologist Union
2009 Marcia Brady Tucker Student Travel Award, American Ornithologist Union
2007 Biological Impacts of Climate Change in California Travel Fellowship Award
2007 Student Membership Award, American Ornithologist Union
2007 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley
2005 William V. Power Graduate Award, UC Berkeley
2003 Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University
2003 John T. Hoopes Prize, Harvard University