I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at Texas Tech University. My research focuses on the mathematical study of ecological systems, both through theoretical, model-based exploration and data-driven validation of the mechanisms driving system dynamics.
I completed my postdoc at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, supervised by Richard Rebarber and Brigitte Tenhumberg. I earned my Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from North Carolina State University, advised by H. T. Banks, and my B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Arizona.
In addition to research, I am passionate about scientific outreach and fostering a diverse academic community. Details of my research, work, and service experiences are outlined in my CV, available here (updated Fall 2020).