Hey there! I'm Molly! I recently completed my M.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto working in Dr. Marc Johnson's lab where I investigated the role of species interactions on the evolution of phenotypic traits in novel environments. Currently I am living in the greater Denver area where I am seeking new opportunities that I can contribute my passion and expertise to, as well as expand my skill set and learn about the diverse ecosystems of the west!
I have over 5 years of diverse research experience including field work, molecular and genetic work, and computational work. My research interests include species interactions and coevolution, plant evolution and systematics, macroevolution and phylogenetic comparative methods, and chemical ecology. I enjoy critical thinking and using big data to answer novel questions and find solutions.
As a scientific researcher, I am passionate about promoting scientific literacy through strong and clear communication and the creative use of diverse media. I enjoy teaching and educating diverse audiences through enthusiasm! I have taught lab practicals and tutorials for undergraduate courses as well as presented my research at societal conferences.