I am currently a Research Associate at the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow. I am broadly interested in the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases.

I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. My dissertation research focused on primate malarias and used a variety of methods to look at ecological and evolutionary drivers of the diversity and distribution of Plasmodium species among primates globally. After my PhD, I was a postdoc at Montana State University in the Plowright lab focusing on the impacts of land use change on infectious disease dynamics. I also was a postdoc in the Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Disease Group at the University of Oxford

Before Princeton, I received a B.S./M.S. in Ecology from the University of Georgia. My thesis focused on transmission of low pathogenic avian influenza viruses. I also completed a M.Sc. in Immunology and Global Health at Maynooth University in Ireland