I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming working with my advisor Dr. Mark Clementz to study the paleoecology of awesome animals like sloths, wolves, and crocodiles (oh my!) using things like dental microwear, stable isotopes, and other methods. I have a number of projects going at the moment including:

  • Using stable isotope analysis to improve our understanding of tree and ground sloths
  • Examining pack dynamics of modern wolves via dental microwear textures
  • And assessing fossil crocodylian breeding habitats by quantifying tooth fossils

Folks who donate to my research (see below) will receive occasional email updates about all of these projects and more!


Sometimes the only way to get your research subject is to go out in the forest and grab them.

I completed my Masters of Science in 2012 at Vanderbilt University (my thesis) and before that I double-majored in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Geology at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2009. 

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You can download my CV here.



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Abstracts and Presentations:

Staring down a potential research subject.