I study the drivers and consequences of functional trait variation in lizards. My research yields insight into human-driven variation in lizard behavioral, morphological, physiological, and performance traits. My field research in Southern Europe, the West Indies, East Africa, and North America makes use of large-scale natural experiments and direct manipulative studies. I seek to understand how human land use is redirecting the evolutionary trajectory of lizard populations and broader dynamics of ecological communities. I am currently an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University with Dr. Jonathan Losos and at the Paris Natural History Museum working with Dr. Anthony Herrel. I finished my PhD in 2016 with Dr. Oswald Schmitz at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.