Curriculum vitae

Education

Ph.D. student/candidate, 2013-present, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. Graduate committee: John Klicka (advisor), Adam Leaché, Dick Olmstead, John Marzluff

M.S., 2008-2011, Wildlife Ecology, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Graduate committee: Paul Rodewald (advisor), Amanda Rodewald, Robert Gates

B.S., 2001-2005, Biology and Biochemistry, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan


Appointments

Teaching Assistant, 2013-present, University of Washington

Short-term Research Fellow, 2017, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Curatorial Assistant, 2014, Ornithology Collection, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture

Avian Surveys and Data Analysis Contractor, 2011-present, Atwell LLC

Scientific Writing Contractor, 2013, The Ohio State University

Avian Field Research Crew Leader, 2012-2013, The Ohio State University

Director’s Associateship Fellow, 2010-2011, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University

Environmental Fellow, 2009-2010, College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University

University Fellow, 2008-2009, The Ohio State University

Avian Survey Technician, 2008, The Ohio State University

Avian Survey Technician, 2008, Michigan Natural Features Inventory

Avian Survey Technician, 2007, Western EcoSystems Technology

Teaching Assistant, 2006-2007, University of Utah

Avian Survey Technician, 2006, Kalamazoo Nature Center

Assistant Cancer Research Technician, 2005-2006, Van Andel Research Institute

Avian Field Research Technician, 2005, University of Michigan

NSF-REU Fellow, 2004, Department of Biology, University of Utah

NSF-REU Fellow, 2003, Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Avian Field Research Technician, 2002, Michigan State University


Publications

See the Publications page


Grants & Awards

Wycoff Award, University of Washington Department of Biology, 2018, $3,000

Travel Award, American Ornithological Society, 2018, $400

Travel Award, Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation, University of Washington, 2018, $300

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, 2016, $20,085

Boeing International Fellowship, University of Washington Graduate School, 2016, $7,665

Frank M. Chapman Research Grant, American Museum of Natural History, 2016, $2,975

STRI Short-term Fellowship, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 2015, $4,000

OTS Research Fellowship, Organization for Tropical Studies, 2015, $4,550

Robert T. Paine Experimental and Field Ecology Award, University of Washington Department of Biology, 2015, $3,900

Student Travel Award, Wilson Ornithological Society/Association of Field Ornithologists/Society of Canadian Ornithologists, 2015, $864

NSF-SSB Student Travel Award, Model-based Molecular Systematics Workshop, National Science Foundation & Society of Systematic Biologists, 2015, $1,750

Student Travel Award, American Ornithologists’ Union/Cooper Ornithological Society/Society of Canadian Ornithologists, 2014, $330

Student Travel Award, 5th North American Ornithological Conference, 2012, $500

Marcia Brady Tucker Student Travel Award, American Ornithologists’ Union, 2011, $347

Student Travel Award, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2011, $350

Student Travel Award, Wilson Ornithological Society, 2011, $500

Student Travel Award, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2010, $350

Director’s Associateship, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, The Ohio State University, 2010, $18,000

Environmental Fellowship, College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2009, $20,000

University Fellowship, The Ohio State University Graduate School, 2008, $15,072

WSO Grant, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, 2010, $500

Mini-grant, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2009, $100

Bernard J. TenBroek Excellence in Biology in Research Award, Calvin College, 2005, $800

John and Lillian Van Oosten Natural Sciences Scholarship, Calvin College, 2004, $2,500

John A. Bolt Memorial Biochemistry Scholarship, Calvin College, 2004, $2,850

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship, National Science Foundation and University of Utah Department of Biology, 2004

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship, National Science Foundation and Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, 2003

National Merit Scholarship, Calvin College, 2001-2005, $34,000


Honors

Best Student Talk Award, Society of Canadian Ornithologists/Société des Ornithologistes du Canada, 2015

1000 Word Challenge Winner, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture/Seattle Forum on Science Ethics and Policy, 2015

1000 Word Challenge Winner, Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture/Seattle Forum on Science Ethics and Policy, 2014

Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry, Calvin College, 2004


Teaching

Teaching Assistant, Foundations in Evolution and Systematics (BIOL 354), University of Washington, Autumn 2018. Instructor: Dr. Jon Herron

Teaching Assistant and Co-instructor, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds and Mammals (FHL/FISH 492), University of Washington/Friday Harbor Labs, Summer 2018. Instructors: Drs. Eric Andersen and W. Breck Tyler

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology (BIOL 180), University of Washington, Spring 2018. Instructor: Dr. Jon Herron

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology (BIOL 180), University of Washington, Winter 2018. Instructor: Dr. Katie Dobkowski

Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer, Foundations in Evolution and Systematics (BIOL 354), University of Washington, Autumn 2017. Instructor: Dr. Jon Herron

Teaching Assistant and Co-instructor, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds and Mammals (FHL/FISH 492), University of Washington/Friday Harbor Labs, Summer 2017. Instructors: Drs. Eric Andersen and W. Breck Tyler

Teaching Assistant, Vertebrate Biology (BIOL 452), University of Washington, Spring 2017. Instructor: Dr. Karen Petersen

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology (BIOL 180), University of Washington, Autumn 2016. Instructors: Drs. Jake Cooper and Scott Freeman

Teaching Assistant and Co-instructor, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds and Mammals (FHL/FISH 492), University of Washington/Friday Harbor Labs, Summer 2016. Instructors: Drs. Eric Andersen and W. Breck Tyler

Teaching Assistant, Fundamentals of Genetics and Genomics (GENOME 361), University of Washington, Spring 2016. Instructors: Drs. Maitreya Dunham and Leo Pallanck

Teaching Assistant, DNA and Evolution (HONORS 221), University of Washington, Winter 2016. Instructor: Dr. Jon Herron

Teaching Assistant, Co-instructor, and Guest Lecturer, Foundations in Evolution and Systematics (BIOL 354), University of Washington, Winter 2016. Instructor: Dr. Jon Herron

Teaching Assistant, Foundations in Evolution and Systematics (BIOL 354), University of Washington, Autumn 2015. Instructor: Dr. Jon Herron

Teaching Assistant, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Birds and Mammals (FHL/FISH 492), University of Washington/Friday Harbor Labs, Summer 2015. Instructors: Drs. Eric Andersen and W. Breck Tyler

Teaching Assistant, Ornithology (BIOL 444), University of Washington, Spring 2015. Instructor: Dr. John Klicka

Teaching Assistant, Foundations in Ecology (BIOL 356), University of Washington, Winter 2015. Instructor: Dr. Steve Kroiss

Teaching Assistant and Guest Lecturer, Foundations in Evolution and Systematics (BIOL 354), University of Washington, Autumn 2014. Instructor: Dr. Jon Herron

Teaching Assistant, Plant Ecology (BIOL 471), University of Washington, Spring 2014. Instructor: Dr. Cynthia Chang

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology (BIOL 200), University of Washington, Winter 2014. Instructor: Dr. Scott Freeman

Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology (BIOL 180), University of Washington, Autumn 2013. Instructor: Dr. Scott Freeman

Guest Lecturer and Guest Lab Instructor, Research in Avian Ecology (ENR 231), The Ohio State University, 2011. Instructor: Dr. Amanda Rodewald

Guest Lecturer and Guest Lab Instructor, Research in Avian Ecology (ENR 231), The Ohio State University, 2010. Instructor: Dr. Amanda Rodewald

Teaching Assistant and Course Co-designer, Advanced Field Ornithology (BIOL 5395; Field Course), University of Utah, Spring 2007. Instructor: Dr. Dale Clayton

Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, and Field Trip Co-leader, Ornithology (BIOL 5385), University of Utah, Autumn 2006. Instructor: Dr. Dale Clayton


Collaborators

C.J. Battey (University of Washington), Aaron T. Boone (Ohio State University), Robert W. Bryson, Jr. (University of Washington), Sarah E. Bush (University of Utah), Dale H. Clayton (University of Utah), Kevin L. Epperly (University of Washington), Cooper French (University of Washington), Renee R. Ha (University of Washington), Christopher W. Harbison (Sienna College), Patricia J. Heglund (US Fish and Wildlife Service), John Klicka (University of Washington), Ethan B. Linck (University of Washington), Jim S. McCormac (Ohio Division of Wildlife), Molly E. McDermott (Ohio State University), A. Townsend Peterson (University of Kansas), Roger D. Price (University of Minnesota), Amanda D. Rodewald (Cornell University), Paul G. Rodewald (Cornell University), Sievert Rohwer (University of Washington), Matthew B. Shumar (Ohio State University), Paul W. Sykes, Jr. (USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center), Caroline Van Hemert (US Geological Survey), Gary Voelker (Texas A&M University)