I am a first-year Ph.D. student in the Crone Lab at Tufts University funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. I am interested in bee biology and conservation; plant-pollinator interactions; modeling population dynamics and movement of bees; and avian migration ecology, habitat use, and conservation.
During the summer, I spend my days in New Hampshire following the lives of two bee species as they visit blueberry flowers: Colletes validus and Colletes inaequalis. When I'm not in the field, I like modeling population dynamics and movement in R, identifying native bees, and managing a native plant garden on campus. I also have a passion for science communication, and I enjoy talking to the public about the importance of native bees.
In my non-academic free time, I photograph birds and volunteer as a bird bander on Cape Cod, garden, brew cider and preserve wild-foraged fruits, run, and write poetry.