I am currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian NMNH, working with Doug Erwin. I completed my PhD in the EPS Department at Harvard University in September 2015. Generally, I'm interested in the co-evolution of life, climate, the ocean, and tectonics during the Neoproterozoic and early Cambrian. The majority of my research focuses on the Cambrian radiation, a radiation in which all the major body plans first appeared. I use geological mapping, regional stratigraphy, sedimentology, paleontology, isotope geochemistry, and geochronology in field sites that include Mongolia, the SW USA, and south China to test hypotheses about mechanistic links between environmental change and evolutionary milestones.