Hello UMass Boston! I’m thrilled to join the Department of Biology as an Assistant Professor in the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases. I rode my bike to work on my first day and a flock of turkeys was there to greet me. I felt right at home! More to come as I find my feet here. I will say that the view over the Boston harbor is pretty sweet, especially from the fancy new, Integrated Sciences Complex (my new science home).