I track the evolution of carnivore communities in deep time using evidence from fossils. Currently, I do this as a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow based at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Los Angeles, and at the University of California, Merced. In 2018, I finished my doctorate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), during which I was also a graduate student in residence in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (LACM).
In addition to conducting my doctoral research, at UCLA I taught introductory ecology and behavior, vertebrate morphology, and mathematics for the life sciences. Previously, I earned my master's, also in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I started out double-majoring in Integrative Biology and Comparative Literature (Japanese and Russian) while scrubbing small carnivoran bones at the University of California, Berkeley.
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