I am a PhD candidate in the Biological Sciences department at Fordham University in New York City. I work in the Munshi-South lab which studies how cities influence the ecology and evolution of organisms. My current work, on how urbanization has affected the evolution of feral pigeons in the Northeastern Megacity (Boston, MA to Washington, DC), has been featured on Saturday Night Live and led The New York Times to refer to me as the “Pigeon Stalker”. In addition to my dissertation research, I am a co-founder and editor of the urban evolution blog Life in the City: Evolution in an Urbanizing World.
Before moving to New York City to study pigeons, I studied mammals in rural, suburban, and urban ecosystems, which led me to ask questions about how humans have influenced the distribution, genetic diversity, and interactions of species.
In my free time, you can find me looking for road kill, prepping specimens, and searching for animals around NYC.
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