06/2018 – Published a paper (Stanback et al. 2018) in Wilson Journal of Ornithology “Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) do not abandon their chosen nest site in response to a single visit by a nest predator”

05/2018 – Received a Lida Scott Brown Research Grant to continue a pilot season exploring urban adaptation in Dark-eyed Juncos and behavioral inheritance.

04/2018 – Received a Pasadena Audubon Research Grant to study urban adaptation and convergent evolution in Dark-eyed Juncos across Southern California.

09/2017 – Began doctoral studies at UCLA 

05/2017 – Graduated from Columbia University

10/2016 – Presented at SCCS – NY 2016 on the political ecology of the ivory as part of a workshop in social media engagement with Dr. Josh Drew.

06/2016 – Received a WOS Research Grant from the Wilson Ornithological Society to continue conducting my work on characterizing the male-like female morph across the hummingbird lineage!

05/2016 – Received a Columbia University E3B Summer Research Grant to fund my thesis work on determining the evolution and function of male-like female polymorphisms in hummingbirds!

04/2016 – Presented a paper talk at AAG 2016 on Political ecologies of conservation militarization in African parks: a scalar analysis of “Shoot-to-Kill” policy and the ivory trade. (Co-author: Jeff Rose)

03/2016 – Awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Honorable Mention