I am currently a Ph.D. student in Ecology & Evolution at Stanford University, studying the neurophysiology of collective behavior in ants with Professor Deborah Gordon. While an undergraduate at UC Davis, I studied the developmental genetics of sex in flies. What keeps me up at night are questions about the function of decentralized systems like eusocial insect colonies, the internet, the immune system, and the mind. Well, that, and iced coffee. When not dissecting ant brains, I enjoy: drawing triangles (especially equilateral), learning about science from larval humans (sometimes called "children"), and wondering what I would do if I were a ribosome (figure out how to use Google Translate).