I have a PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of New Orleans and currently work as a postdoctoral research associate for Shaun Winterton at CDFA. Up to this point my research has focused on the systematics of neotropical butterflies in the family Nymphalidae. However I am in general interested in the evolution of interesting and particular life history traits. Taxa with interesting life history attributes that lack a phylogenetic hypothesis 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.