A young white woman wearing a hat backpack stands in the woods, smiling


I am an evolutionary ecologist working on my PhD in the Brodie Lab at the University of Virginia. My research combines field observation, experiments, and social network analysis to ask about the causes and consequences of behavioral variation at the individual and group levels.


Prior to coming to UVA, I did my Masters in the Cooper Lab at JMU, asking if a color polymorphism is maintained by spatially varying mate preferences.


I advocate for safer, healthier, and more inclusive science communities, especially in the field.


The best way to get in touch with me is by email, at pac6he@virginia.edu

May to August I work at Mountain Lake Biological Station, where internet access can be unreliable.

Another small ink drawing of a beetle.