I am currently the Schlinger Chair of Arachnology Post-Doctoral Fellow at the California Academy of Sciences. My research focuses on terrestrial arthropods, primarily spider evolutionary biology, although I occasionally dabble with insects. I am mostly interested in flattie spiders – pretty much every aspect of their biology – and dictynoids. If you have any interest in collaborating (aka joining the Flat Spider Society), get in touch! I have a BSc from Virginia Tech, an MSc from San Diego State University, and a PhD from the University of California Berkeley. Prior to my current appointment, I was a research officer at the Western Australian Museum and a member of the Berkeley City College Biology Faculty.