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I wear a lot of hats... usually backwards and cocked slightly to the left.

I'm a PhD student in the Department of Integrative Biology at Michigan State University. I work in the experimental evolution lab run by Dr. Richard Lenski. My research focuses on using digital organisms to test open questions about evolutionary theory. I perform these experiments using a program called Avida. Avida was designed by one of my advisors, Charles Ofria, specifically for performing evolution experiments. It is free and open-source software.


When I'm not working on experiments,​ I make music (live and in-studio), videos, graphics, and engineer live broadcasts. I'm passionate about machinima. Machinima is the use of real-time computer graphics engines (often video games) to make cinematic productions. Producing machinima involves the "full stack" of production skills, from pre-production storyboarding and scripting to the post-production processes of editing, color grading, and sound design. 

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