I am a Ph.D. student at Temple University who joined the Cordes Lab in Fall 2018. I am interested in the processes that generate and maintain deep-sea biodiversity in the world's oceans, particularly at chemosynthetic ecosystems such as methane seeps. My research aims to understand the biogeography, diversity, and drivers of speciation at chemosynthetic ecosystems in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, using gastropods as my model organism.