I am gay and I am an evolutionary biologist. //
While attending community college in Northern California, a zoology course sparked my interest in evolution. I transferred to UC Berkeley and combined my interests in evolution, organismal biology, and molecular/cell biology. I pursued a master’s degree at San Francisco State University studying biogeography and color pattern evolution in nudibranchs. After my soiree with nudibranchs I joined Nicole King’s lab at UC Berkeley as a research technician assisting with projects investigating the origins of animal multicellularity and bacterial-choanoflagellate interactions. I am currently a PhD candidate at Harvard University in the Organismal and Evolutionary Biology department.