I am a research assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Vanderbilt University. I teach geology, oceanography and paleontology.
I completed my PhD on Triassic marine reptiles in the Motani Lab in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Davis. After that I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Pyenson lab at Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
I am passionate and curious about nearly every aspect of the natural world, but especially the evolution of vertebrates and their role in marine ecosystems since the Triassic.