I am a student and Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Illinois at Chicago, advised by Drs. Joel Brown and Boris Igić. Broadly speaking, my research examines the process of natural selection, the nature of adaptation, and the epistemology of evolutionary theory. My work consists of two major themes:

(1) plant sexual systems & their macroevolutionary consequences, and
(2) the teaching & learning of fundamental evolutionary principles.

My other activities include helping Chicagoland high school students with their math homework, discussing the moral complexities of Deep Space Nine, and transmitting from KD9LSF.


  •   Evolution-centered teaching
  •   Abolitionist teaching
  •   Plant sexual systems
  •   Macroevolution
  •   for undergraduate education