About Me

I am a PhD Candidate working in Irby Lovette’s Lab at Cornell University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. I completed my Master’s degree in Renée Duckworth’s Lab at the University of Arizona. I am interested in evolutionary biology and genomics, primarily in birds. For my dissertation, I am using genomic techniques in the northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) hybrid zone to understand the speciation process. 

I grew up in SE Arizona and attended the University of Arizona for my BS and MS degrees. I am a proud first-generation, latinx college student, have an amazing dog named Chiquita, and spend my free time reading/watching science fiction, sewing, and volunteering at the local animal shelter. Follow me on twitter: @s_m_aguillon.