I am an Associate Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, USA. I run an evolutionary genomics laboratory that focuses on high-throughput genome sequencing and computational approaches to analyzing big data in genomics. I focus on understanding the genomic basis for adaptation to extreme environments. I received my B.A. in biology and mathematics, with honors in biology, from Brown University in Providence, RI. I earned my Ph.D. in Genome Sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA. I spent a month at McMurdo Station in Antarctica as part of a National Science Foundation International Graduate Training Course on Polar Biology. I was a postdoc at University of Chicago in Human Genetics, Chicago, IL, and in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, where I received the 2012 L’Oreal Fellowship for Women in Science. I love racing sailboats.