I recently received my Ph.D. from the department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Starting August, I will be a NSF postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Minnesota. My research is focused on understanding the causes and consequences of disturbance and extreme events in tropical forest landscapes. I am particularly interested in how landscape factors generate heterogeneity in forest vulnerability to disturbance, and in processes of forest regeneration in tropical landscapes. I use a variety of tools to address these questions, including remote sensing and GIS, Bayesian statistical modeling, forest plots, functional traits, and socio-economic surveys.