I'm an evolutionary and behavioral ecologist at Wabash College. I'm excited about understanding processes in nature, focusing on how features that make animals different from each other develop and affect their interactions with the world around them. My work is primarily conducted in amphibians and reptiles, fascinating creatures that are inadequately understood. I also study scorpions - another 'underdog' of the animal world in regards to their reputation with most humans. In addition to addressing interesting scientific questions, I also try to conduct research that contributes to efforts to protect vulnerable species and habitats. In all of this work, I try to heavily involve the future scientists, policy-makers, and voters - that is, undergraduate students - to ensure that they are well-informed of the process of science and the tasks that lie before humanity.