If I'm not out in Nature, you can bet I'm thinking about Nature! I first went to the Amazon when I was 17, and have been hooked ever since. As an undergraduate at Texas A&M University (in College Station), I became involved in research on South American fishes and decided to dedicate my career to understanding this endlessly interesting fauna. As a result, the research for both my master's and doctorate focused mainly on Neotropical fishes. My current research uses molecular genetic techniques to answer questions about population structure and speciation, adaptation, and biogeography in both marine and riverine fishes.
Outside of research, I have a family and grow numerous species of Aloe plants.