At the American Museum of Natural History specimen library with toucans collected in Guyana in the early 1920s. 

At the American Museum of Natural History specimen library with toucans collected in Guyana in the early 1920s. 

Currently, I am pursuing a doctoral degree within the history department at New York University. My research interests include environmental history and anthropology, political economy, the construction of race, postcolonialisms, U.S. empire and ecology, U.S./Latin American relations concerning conservation policies and ecological thought, and the ways popular culture and the scientific community produce, circulate, and translate information about ecology and evolutionary theory. 

Other areas of sporadic research include wild and domestic animal breeders in the United States, human interpretations of animal sexuality, evolutionary theories, the Galápagos, trash, deep-sea conservation policy, plastics, and swamp buggy culture in the Everglades.

 I have worked in numerous museums and cultural institutions, including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and the Bronx Zoo. I have lectured at the Brooklyn Museum on the use of animal imagery by contemporary artists and curated exhibitions about image production by early field biologists. I have been a resident at the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Mountain School of Arts.