Hello! I am a PhD candidate in the Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management program at the University of Washington, working with Dr. Brian J. Harvey. Broadly, I am interested in harnessing quantitative methods to address questions in the field of landscape ecology. My graduate research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of forest disturbances (primarily bark beetle outbreaks and wildfires) across multiple spatial scales.


  • Spatial analysis
  • Landscape ecology
  • Forest ecology


  • PhD in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management, In progress

    University of Washington

  • MS in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management, 2019

    University of Washington

  • BA in Environmental Science, 2012

    Boston University


Burn severity spatial scaling

West of the Cascade Crest in Washington and Oregon (“western Cascadia”), wildfire has historically been infrequent yet …

Biotic disturbance hotspots

Interactions among disturbance agents are increasingly important to consider as climate warms and disturbance activity changes. …

Growth releases following bark beetle outbreak

Bark beetle outbreaks structure forests not only directly via mortality of overstory trees but also indirectly by releasing the growth …

Host tree mortality from bark beetle outbreak

While drivers of bark beetle outbreaks have been studied extensively at spatial scales ranging from stands to continents, within-stand …


Fine‑scale spatial heterogeneity shapes compensatory responses of a subalpine forest to severe bark beetle outbreak

Growth releases of individuals that survive disturbances are important compensatory response mechanisms that contribute to …

Does the legacy of historical thinning treatments foster resilience to bark beetle outbreaks in subalpine forests?

Promoting ecological resilience to increasing disturbance activity is a key management priority under warming climate. Across the …

Neighborhood context mediates probability of host tree mortality in a severe bark beetle outbreak

Understanding drivers of disturbances across scales is critical as environmental constraints change in a warming climate. Outbreaks of …