About Me

Hello! My name is Stepfanie Aguillon and I am an evolutionary biologist interested in understanding why organisms look and behave the way they do, and how this influences the speciation process. For my research, I combine field approaches with genomic sequencing—primarily in naturally hybridizing systems.

I obtained a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from the University of Arizona, and finished my PhD at Cornell University in the lab of Irby Lovette in 2021. I’m currently a Stanford Science Fellow working with Molly Schumer.

I grew up in southeastern Arizona, and am a proud Latinx, first-generation college student. I spend my free time reading/watching science fiction and fantasy stories, cross-stitching, playing D&D, and spending time outdoors. Follow me on Twitter @s_m_aguillon!