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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago, advised by Dr. Corrie Moreau in the Ant Lab at the Field Museum of Natural History. My research addresses the causes and consequences of morphological trait evolution and interspecific ecological interactions. I am using the spiny and speciose ant genus Polyrhachis to investigate patterns of morphological evolution, including the impacts of morphology on speciation and the ecological functions of spinescence. To learn more about my academic work and other activities, feel free to explore the tabs in the menu above.