I am a postdoctoral researcher at the National Museum of Natural History in the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles. My current work is focused on using population genomics to better understand the diversification of reptiles throughout the savannas and dry biomes of South America.
I received my PhD from the City University of New York where I studied the comparative phylogeography and population genetic divergence across codistributed snakes within the deserts of North America. After completing graduate school, I was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the American Museum of Natural History, where I worked on numerous phylogenomic and systematics projects, and continued working on species delimitation and trait evolution within North American snakes. My research is largely focused on understanding the processes that generate genomic diversity and structure natural populations as well as better understanding the evolutionary history of reptiles and amphibians.