I am an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology at Texas A&M University. My research program focuses on the role of sex steroids and nutrition in the modulation of metabolism and reproductive function. I serve as the course coordinator and an instructor of record for the Biomedical Sciences major course, Biomedical Physiology II. I began my scientific career as a comparative reproductive endocrinologist and have since spearheaded studies examining the sexually dimorphic role of sex steroids in white adipose tissue function. I am also interested in understanding how dietary fats, botanicals, and stress effect the intersection of ovarian function, fertility, and metabolism in the context of obesity. For the past four years, my laboratory has focused on the modulation of ovarian and metabolic function through nutrition, pheromones, and sex steroids.