About Me


I am a PhD student working in Alex Flecker's lab in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Cornell University. I completed my masters degree in Eric Palkovacs' Lab at University of California, Santa Cruz. I am interested in aquatic eco-evolutionary dynamics, fisheries-induced evolution, global hydropower proliferation, and nutrient cycling.

I grew up in Oakland, California and went to University of California, Santa Cruz for my undergraduate degree. As an insatiably curious person I also enjoy mechanics, disassembling (and usually reassembling) electronics, cooking, playing music, and exploring nature.

Send me an email at ljz27 (at) cornell.edu, and check out my twitter or google scholar account