I am a fourth year Ph.D. candidate in Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University, and I obtained a B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and a B.A. in Plan II Honors at the University of Texas at Austin. As a behavioral ecologist in training, I am interested in the evolution of mating behaviors, mating systems, and post-copulatory sexual selection - namely, sperm competition and cryptic female choice. I have participated in a number of local outreach events in the past, including co-leading two Expanding Your Horizons workshops designed to engage young women in math and science, volunteering as an arthropod expert at the Department of Entomology's annual Insectapalooza event, and teaching a mini-course about game theory and the evolution of cooperation to local high school students via the GRASSHOPR program.