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 (Jan. 2024).

For students interested in research: please check the information under the "research group" tab, which also has examples of work from past students. You can read about some of my work under the "research projects" tab, but it may not be up to date. Feel free to contact me for a meeting about current projects.