Born in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Has eight summers of field experience excavating Late Jurassic dinosaurs in Montana, USA, and Late Cretaceous dinosaurs with the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta, Canada, as well as many years of prep-lab experience. Attended Princeton University from 2010-2014, earning a bachelors degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Adviser: Dr. James Gould). Undergraduate thesis was entitled "Paleobiology of North American stegosaurs: Evidence for sexual dimorphism". Masters thesis in Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol in 2015 was entitled "The taphonomy of keratin in archosaurs" (Adviser: Dr. Jakob Vinther).