I am a behavioral ecologist with a background in immunology and infectious disease biology. I am broadly interested in how host behaviors affect pathogen transmission between members of the same species (and different species) and how pathogens affect host social behaviors. I am a german transplant to the US and if I am not chasing vampire bats through the tropical rain forest, I enjoy hiking, camping, paddle boarding, and spending time with our two dogs Lexi and Jetta.