I graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology where my research was focused on evolution of darters in the genus Etheostoma in the southeastern United States. I joined the Hofmann Lab as a Ph.D. student in Fall of 2016. I am interested in studying the capacity of commercially important California fishery species to cope with the environmental stress associated with climate change and ocean acidification. Through my research, I hope to investigate local adaptation to and potential refuges from these stressors.