I am a researcher studying how visual perception and color influences behavior in birds. My current work focuses on offspring recognition in hosts of brood parasites, mate recognition and choice in American robins (Turdus migratorius), and the evolution of plumage sexual dichromatism in Turdus thrushes. Much of my research involves the use of spectroscopy, modeling of avian vision, and using a variety of statistical approaches to answer why animals look and behave the way they do.
PhD in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior, 2016-Present
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA in Animal Behavior and Conservation, 2016
BSc in Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, 2013
University of New Hampshire