Welcome! I am a PhD student in Anna Jolles' Lab and James Watson's Lab at Oregon State University. I study complex systems at the human-wildlife interface. Drawing from tools in disease ecology, conservation biogeography, and network analysis, I am exploring drivers of the wildlife trade network evolution and topology, ecological drivers of snakebite envenoming, contact heterogeneity in amphibians, and cross-scale interactions that underlie human-wildlife conflict.
My research interests encompass a wide range of topics in conservation, animal movement, wetland ecology, herpetology, and anthropogenic impacts on natural systems. As a field biologist by training, my work has taken me to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and several states in the USA.
One of my goals is to learn how to promote scientific contributions from traditionally under-represented groups in STEM. I work towards this goal through campus activism, learning how to be an ally for people with minoritized identities, and exploring how to hold units accountable for symbolic commitments to diversity and inclusion.
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PhD student (2017- present)
Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, OR, USA
Research Associate (2015- 2017)
Wetland Ecology and Herpetology Laboratory
Department of Natural Resources Science, University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
M.Sc. in Biological and Environmental Sciences (2014)
University of Rhode Island, RI, USA
B.Sc. (Hons) in Life Sciences (2010)
Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, Singapore