I earned my PhD in Biological Sciences in 2018 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where I studied the biomechanics of burrowing in desert-adapted rodents.
In 2006, I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in psychology and a BA in philosophy and history and philosophy of science. After a break from school working at a veterinary clinic, I began a master's program in biology. There I studied the functional anatomy of the forelimb muscles of the American badger and graduated in 2011.
Outside of science, I enjoy listening to podcasts and books, playing video games, and pilates.