2014 Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2010 M.S. in Evolutionary Biology; University of Chicago.
2008 M.A. in Biology; Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. (Cal Tech courses)
2006 B.A. in Biology; Occidental College. (UK exchange, Univ East Anglia 2004)
2012. Field Museum of Natural History, Lester Armour Grad Fellow, $26,000 stipend/yr (2012-2013).
2009. U.S. Department of Education, GAANN Training Grant in Evolutionary Environmental Biology, $30,000 stipend/yr (2009-2011), P200A090336.
2004. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Undergrad Summer Fellow, $200 project, $4150 stipend.
2002. Occidental College, President’s Scholarship, $50,000 for tuition (2002-2006).
2014. Royal Ontario Museum, Schad Conservation Grant, “Integrating ecological and economic tools for sustainable conservation: Mammals as indicators of ecosystem and societal health in the Dominican Republic” (co-author with Burton Lim as PI), $30,000 (2014-2015).
2011. National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG), “DISSERTATION RESEARCH Fossils and phylogeny: investigating the timing of diversification in a diverse lineage of Neotropical rodents (Caviomorpha: Octodontoidea)” (co-PI with Bruce Patterson as PI/PD), $15,000 (2011-2013), DEB-1110805.
2011. University of Chicago, Hinds Fund (Committee on Evolutionary Biology), “Time, species, and morphology: investigating the diversification of a diverse lineage of Neotropical rodents (Caviomorpha: Octodontoidea),” $1000.
2010. American Society of Mammalogists, Grant-in-Aid of Research, “Diversification of the South American rodent superfamily Octodontoidea: enhancing temporal and phylogenetic resolution with a complete suite of genera,” $1290.
2009. Field Museum of Natural History, Pritzker Laboratory, “Timetree of Neotropic rodents,” $2000.
2005. Norris Foundation, Norris Scholars Fellowship, “Molecular phylogenetics of the dark kangaroo mouse, Microdipodops megacephalus,” $3000 project, $8000 stipend.
2004. Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Undergraduate Research Grant, $500 project, $600 stipend.
2003. Occidental College, Academic Student Projects Research Grant, $300 project.
HONORS AND AWARDS
2014. American Society of Mammalogists, elected to Board of Directors (three-year term).
2012. American Society of Mammalogists, A. Brazier Howell Graduate Student Honorarium for “Diversification and biogeography of a major lineage of Neotropical rodents (Caviomorpha: Octodontoidea)” (including plenary session invited talk).
2006. American Society of Mammalogists, Undergraduate Student Research Honoraria for “Phylogeography of the dark kangaroo mouse, Microdipodops megacephalus”.
2006. Occidental College, graduated magna cum laude in Biology.
2005. Occidental College, Kurata Student Award for Outstanding Senior in Biology.
2014. American Society of Mammalogists, Student Travel Fellowship.
2010. American Society of Mammalogists, Student Travel Fellowship.
2007-8. Occidental College, Graduate Student Travel Awards.
2014-. Elected Member, Board of Directors, American Society of Mammalogists (three-year term).
2015-. Member, IUCN Small Mammal Specialist Group, South America Team.
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE
American Society of Mammalogists, ASM (2005-present): Conservation Committee (2012-present); Systematic Collections Committee (2011-present)
American Society of Naturalists (2013-present)
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution (2014-2015)
European Society for Evolutionary Biology (2013)
Sociedad Argentina para el Estudio de los Mamíferos, SAREM (2012-2014)
Sociedade Brasileira de Mastozoologia, SBMz (2012-2013)
Society for Conservation Biology, SCB (2012)
Society of Systematic Biologists, SSB (2009-2011, 2013)
American Association for the Advancement of Science, AAAS (2006-2010)
2015. Co-organizer of the featured symposium “The Last Remaining Caribbean Mammals: Conservation Priorities and the Historical Context of Extinctions in an Island Biodiversity Hotspot” at the American Society of Mammalogists, 95th Annual Meeting; Jacksonville, FL. - Two, two-hour sessions including eight invited speakers from five countries. - Talks will be published in an upcoming Special Feature in the Journal of Mammalogy.
2009. Organizing committee, Darwin / Chicago Symposium, University of Chicago.