I am a Postdoc at East Carolina University with Chris Balakrishnan and the Manakin RCN, working on the neurogenomic underpinnings of social behaviour in the Wire-tailed Manakin (Pipra filicauda). I am working as a visiting fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC.
I completed my PhD in 2017 at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. My project was supervised by Simon Griffith and Lee Ann Rollins (Deakin University) on the extent of genetic incompatibility between head-colour morphs of wild Gouldian Finches.
I studied my undergraduate degree in at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. I started out with the delusion of being an Archaeologist with an Arts/Science degree, but that didn't last long! I soon switched to a full Bachelor of Science. I continued on to do an Honours dissertation with the Scott Keogh on the phylogenetics of a group of Australian burrowing snakes.
I fancy myself a bit of an outdoor-adventurer/rock-climber/field-naturalist/artist/photographer/nerd.