I am a biologist who earned my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2013.

Originally from the Philadelphia region, I left high school after 10th grade to pursue a college education. I attended Bard College at Simon’s Rock in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where I obtained my B.A. in Biology, and that was when I started to pursue my interests in herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians), particularly lizard biology. After realizing there were places in there world with more lizards than Massachusetts (or rather, realizing there were places in the world that actually had lizards), I moved to southeast Louisiana, where I received my M.S. in Biological Sciences from Southeastern Louisiana University. Because Louisiana clearly wasn’t hot enough still, I then pursued my Ph.D. in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I had the opportunity to explore the biology and geography of the North American deserts.

My primary interests in science include writing, editing, research, and higher education. Currently, I work remotely as a freelance science editor and writer, which allows me to pursue my interests in science while providing the flexibility to travel anywhere that has internet reception.