University of Connecticut, Assistant Professor
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. 2014 – present.
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
Advisor: Steve Beissinger
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.
Fellowships & Grants
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)
A. Starker Leopold Wildlife Fund Grant, University of California, Berkeley
(June 2006 & June 2007)
Board of Directors: Cooper Ornithological Society (2015-2018 term)
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
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