I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. My research focuses on avian developmental physiology and the epigenetic mechanisms involved in the regulation of stress.
As a Lead Teaching Fellow and a member of the Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners, I am dedicated to the development of effective and innovative scientific communication and conservation education.
This summer, I conducted field work at North Dakota State University with the Heidinger Lab. We monitored and collected data on over 100 house sparrow nests (including these chicks here). The goal of this research is to better understand how the early environment, particularly stress, shapes chick development.