I am an undergraduate in the Karp Lab, majoring in evolution, ecology, and biodiversity. Like a bird migrating in fall, I came halfway across the planet to the US to pursue my bachelor’s degree. Broadly, I am interested in how ecological traits affect birds with respect to their habitat selection and behavior. Currently, I am working with Austin Spence, a postdoctoral scholar in the lab, to investigate gastrointestinal diseases that may be transmitted by bird feces, as well as the consequences for food safety.
After coming here, I fell in love with the diversity of microhabitats and birds in California. I enjoy studying birds in their different habitats and chasing rarities across the county. I am also the co-founder of the Birdwatching Club at UC Davis and organize bird events year round. I am dedicated to involving more students in birding and conservation. My favorite movie is The Big Year and I love playing Wingspan!