I was selected to be a SoGES Sustainability Leadership Fellow for 2016-2017! The fellowship is modeled after the Leopold Leadership Program to enhance communication skills among scientists whose research pertains to sustainability, climate change, conservation, and other important global issues. This program is also particularly aimed at scientists who wish to bridge the immense gap between scientific research and public understanding of science.
I will begin a new (side) project with my co-advisor, Chris Funk, looking at variation in thermal adaptation and genomic architecture in tailed frogs (Ascaphus spp.) along their entire known distributional range, from northern California to northern British Columbia. I start fieldwork with my awesome crew on June 25th! If you have a PhD and are interested in this study, Chris is looking for a new genomics post-doc for this project - (click here for more information).