About Pacifica


I am an ecologist interested in the forces allowing species to coexist in diverse communities – and the cases in which those forces break down (e.g. invasive species). Accelerating rates of biodiversity loss due to human activity make understanding these processes all the more critical.

I enjoy exploring and adventuring outdoors, from rock climbing to mountain biking to diving. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge and excitement of science and the outdoors with others, especially kids.

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher working with Steve Schmidt at University of Colorado Boulder (check out our project blog that I run: cryoholes.wordpress.com). My doctoral work was advised by Peter Chesson at University of Arizona.