I am a PhD student in ecology and evolutionary biology studying ecological stoichiometry and infectious disease. I split my time between doing office and lab work at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC, and doing glorious field work at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO. When I’m not doing science, I like to mountain bike, fish, camp, hike, and read. I am originally from Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and after serving in the United States Navy as a gunner’s mate aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (America’s big stick), I attended the University of Arkansas where I received a B.S. in Biology in 2014.