Welcome to my personal website! I’m a scientist and teacher with broad research interests in the neuroendocrine basis and evolution of social behaviors. Currently, I work as a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Luke Remage-Healey at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. I recently completed my PhD working in Dr. Lauren Riters’ lab at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

My thesis research examined the effects of limited environmental resources (such as breeding territory) on sexually- and agonistically-motivated behaviors through neuromodulators conserved across vertebrate species. Read more about my research here.

On this website, you can also find more information about me, see some of my experiences in teaching and outreach, and find a copy of my CV.

Please feel free to reach out if we share interests or if you have any questions!

Email: spool@umass.edu

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