I am a plant evolutionary ecologist interested in investigating fundamental questions about the generation of biodiversity through speciation and ecological interactions between close relatives. In my research thus far, I have focused on two related research areas on plant evolution and diversity. First, I examine how competitive interactions between plants through their shared pollinators can shape the composition of plant communities across landscapes. Second, I examine how plant-pollinator interactions influence the formation of new plant species, the dynamics of hybridization between incipient species and its influences on morphological diversity. I am currently a postdoc in the Moeller Lab at the University of Minnesota.