Statement of Research Interests
I am broadly interested in the interactions between organisms in the form of large-scale biological and ecosystem processes and in partnerships with local people and organizations to conserve and steward biodiversity. During my graduate work at Rice, I am focused on investigating the role that lemurs play in promoting forest restoration in Madagascar through seed dispersal.
Statement of Teaching Philosophy
When working with others on their writing, speaking, or any other communication output, I see myself as a guide to help shape the direction my client is looking to go in. I want whatever comes out of a session with me to be the work of the person who brought it to me, not a complete reworking based on what I think. I like to begin sessions with two questions: 1) What are you looking to communicate with your final product?; 2) What do you feel we should focus on to get your current draft closer to that goal?
I support fellow Rice students as a Graduate Wellness Peer and serve as an officer on the BioSciences Graduate Student Association. I am also an active member of the GSA's Sustainability Committee and a bartender at Valhalla.
|Hometown||North Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA|
|Graduate Fields||Ecology & Evolutionary Biology|