Originally from the Hill Country of Texas, I did my undergraduate studies at Tulane University in New Orleans prior to graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science. After graduation, I spent a year at the ByWater Institute at Tulane where I worked on a project that monitored ecological conditions (vegetation communities, avian diversity, vector populations) of green infrastructure before and after installation.
Social-ecological dynamics, vector-borne disease, urban ecology
Tulane University, BS, 2018: Double major in Environmental Biology and Philosophy
My research focuses on the social-ecological dynamics of infectious disease pathogens and vectors across urban landscapes. To that end, I am particularly interested in how post-disaster conditions influence the prevalence of infectious diseases and their respective vector populations. Vectors of interest range from rodents to snails to mosquitoes. I am also interested in how urban land use changes associated with green infrastructure, specifically water management infrastructure, might impact mosquito populations.