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Postdoc, GRASP, University of Pennsylvania 2020-


Ph.D., Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania 2014-2020

B.S, Biology, Drexel University 2010-2014

Explorer's Club Member: 2020-

I am currently a Vice-Provost Postdoctoral Fellow in Academic Diversity working with Daniel E. Koditschek. My research interests include: 

  1. The effects of vertebral geometry on local joint behavior

  2. The effects of changes in local joint behavior on whole physical agent behavior

  3. Changes of vertebral morphology through deep time (Late Devonian - Triassic).

I blend a rigorous background in evolution and anatomy with physical and computational modeling to investigate locomotion of stem tetrapods

Photo credit:Lamont Abrams, University of Pennsylvania.