I am gay and I am an evolutionary ecologist. //
I’m an early career researcher in evolutionary ecology. I help save bees and help beekeepers by studying what the infectious diseases that plague bees are doing. I’ve been publicly out as gay/queer since I was 15 and have been blessed with many mentors to guide me through those struggles—and have always hoped to pass those kindnesses forward. I work closely with a professional society (British Ecological Society) to bring equality & mentorship across our section of academia, and in particular to start conversations about the difficulty of undertaking fieldwork or field courses as a queer person. I’m overtly camp & perform as part of a drag troupe, and have a particular passion for opening up discussion about the nuances of how queer people present themselves in work places, such as when teaching or at conferences.