M. Phillips
R. Taylor

I work to empower student researchers and increase retention for all students in STEM by fostering strong mentorship relationships. 

Katherine Feldmann

CU Boulder Senior

Honors Thesis Student

Awarded CU Boulder BSI, CU UROP funding, 

NSF REU, & EBIO Research Grant

Cori Carver

CU Boulder Sophomore

Alex Pineda

Centaurus High School Student

Shay Ding

CU Boulder Junior

BSI Scholar

I have worked with undergraduate and high school students throughout my PhD establishing the Boulder Chickadee Study from: nest box building, chickadee wrangling, and project design. 


My goal as a mentor is to develop independent thinkers that learn through hands-on work. I work to empower the students I mentor to view themselves as scientists by helping them develop their own research questions, troubleshoot methods, and think critically about their work.

Currently, I directly mentor and co-mentor undergraduates working on independent research projects detailed below.

Chickadee nestling

diet composition

Chickadee plumage



nest materials