Welcome! I'm a statistical ecologist, currently lecturing at UCLA. I'm fascinated by the ways variability enters a mechanistic process, changing the patterns that emerge in data. I focus on computational approaches for both frequentist and Bayesian frameworks to account for stochasticity in mechanistic models. I work in both R and Python, with over 11 years of programming experience. I'm also an animal lover with two rescue pups, Maggie and Ruthie. I love baseball, coffee, and baking bread.