I have a PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of New Orleans and currently work as a postdoctoral research associate for Andy Brower at MTSU. Up to this point my research has focused on the systematics of neotropical biblidines and brassolines following standard phylogenetic principles and based on morphological and molecular data. Taxa such as these, with interesting life history attributes that lack a phylogenetic framework typically lure me. I am also interested in the biogeography of highly diverse biota such as the Amazon. I am committed to spreading knowledge on systematics and propagating my passion for phylogenies and for natural classifications, it is this endeavor, the purpose of my career.