I’m a Senior Professor of the Practice in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University. I teach a wide range of courses, from introductory to graduate-level, and constantly explore new pedagogies to engage and inspire my students. As a native New Orleanian I particularly enjoy leading field trips to diverse environments across the Gulf Coast. My course topics include introductory biology, animal behavior, ecology, natural history, and ornithology. I’ve co-taught a field course in the Grand Canyon since 2011 and teach with Tulane’s Study Abroad Program in Denmark each June/July. In May through August I operate a bird banding station (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) in the Honey Island Swamp to assess understory breeding bird community change over time. Since my first banding season was in 2005 I’ve been able to monitor population responses post-Hurricane Katrina. In addition to serving as the faculty advisor for Newcomb’s Women in Science student group and Tulane’s Pre-Veterinary Society, I’m the founder and co-director of Girls in STEM at Tulane, an outreach event for middle-school girls. I live in Abita Springs with my husband, our two children, and our beagle, Honey.
To get in touch with me about all things ecological, ornithological, pedagogical — or if you’re interested in booking me for a public speaking engagement — this contact form is the best way to reach me: