I am currently an adjoint curator in the Entomology Section of the Museum and have taught several courses in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department. Before arriving to Colorado, I coordinated graduate level field courses in Costa Rica for The Organization for Tropical Studies. By training, I am a behavioral ecologist and my previous research focused on understanding the reproductive decisions made by insects and their impacts on the reproductive success of female and their offspring. Currently, I am working on curating and databasing the Gordon Alexander Orthoptera Collection. With the information generated from this collection, we hope to begin a resurvey project to examine how climate change may insects along the Front Range and Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado.