I am currently finishing my MRes in Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution at Imperial College London. I have been working with phylogenetic trees and extinction risk data for major vertebrate clades to estimate expected phylogenetic diversity loss within the clades. I am using this data to create conservation prioritisation lists that highlight species that are both threatened with extinction and whose extinction would result in large losses to preserved evolutionary history. This project initially started off by just focusing on the Actinopterygii (ray-finned fish) and then grew to include five other clades of vertebrates within the gnathostomata.
My broad interests are in marine biology and ecology, and conservation. I received my BSc from Duke University majoring in Biology, with a concentration in Marine Biology and a minor in Environmental Science and Policy. In between my undergraduate and graduate degree I spent 3 years working in an energy-tech startup.