(2003 - 2007) Ph.D. – Harvard University
Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Dissertation project on the evolution and diversification of ants. Advisors: Drs. Naomi E. Pierce and Edward O. Wilson.
(2000 - 2003) M.Sc. – San Francisco State University / California Academy of Sciences
Biology, Ecology and Systematics. Master’s thesis project on the molecular phylogeny of Dracula ants. Advisors: Drs. Greg S. Spicer and Brian L. Fisher.
(1996 - 2000) B.S. – San Francisco State University
Biology, Zoology concentration, Entomology emphasis.
(2014 - Present) Associate Curator/Professor (tenured), Field Museum of Natural History
Department of Science and Education, Chicago, IL.
(2008 - 2014) Assistant Curator/Professor (tenure-track), Field Museum of Natural History Department of Science and Education, Chicago, IL.
(2008 - Present) Faculty Member & Lecturer, University of Chicago
Committee on Evolutionary Biology & Biological Sciences Division, Chicago, IL.
(2007 - 2008) Miller Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Integrative Biology / Environmental Science, Policy & Management Departments.