I am queer and I am a behavioral ecologist now focusing on STEM education.//

I initially started college as a theater major but quickly realized that the stage was not my calling. After a penguin husbandry internship I changed my major to biology and haven’t looked back. After undergrad I got my MA in science education and taught high school science for 3 years before going back to school. My PhD research took me to Panama to study hatching mechanisms in treefrogs. Now I am doing a science education postdoc. My queer role models include my amazing PhD advisor and my badass percussionist wife.