University of Chicago

Ph.D. Ecology and Evolution, August 2018

  • NIH Genetics and Regulation Training Grant
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin

B.S. in Biology Honors, May 2012

  • Dean’s Honored Graduate
  • Certificate in Computational Science and Engineering



  • Languages (proficient): R, python
  • Languages (familiar): Stan, Java, c/c++, Mathematica


  • Probability theory, Bayesian statistics, Stochastic processes


  • Winter 2015. Teaching assistant. Theoretical Ecology, University of Chicago
  • Winter 2016. Teaching assistant. Fundamentals of Computational Biology: Models and Inference, University of Chicago


Sunyaev lab (2018 - )

Novembre lab (Sept. 2012 - 2018)

  • Studied the response of deleterious variation in humans to demographic change using partial differential equations and analysis of exome sequence data.
  • Estimated the mutation rate in wolves using whole genome sequencing in a pedigree.
  • Developed general mathematical models for quantitative trait distributions.

Ellegren lab (NSF GROW fellow March 2017 - June 2017)

  • Methods to evaluate evidence for different mode of natural selection across bird genomes.

Kirkpatrick lab (2010 - 2012)

  • Analysis of long-rage linkage disequilibrium in human populations.
  • Wrote a program to simulate evolution with chromosome inversions.

Wilke Lab (2009 - 2010)

  • Temporal and spatial analysis of swarm diversity of the St. Louis encephalitis virus.