Welcome to my website!
My name is Aimee Foy
I graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a BS in Marine Biology with Honors. I have always had a strong passion for the environment and everything it encompasses and knew from a young age that I wanted to be involved in the research and conservation of it. Every moment since that realization has been towards getting to where I am now and figuring out how I am going to make a difference in the world.
Since the age of fifteen, I have worked and volunteered. This has allowed me to learn, grow, and refine my skills, but I am always open to accumulating more. My strongest assets are my organization, time management, and leadership skills. These three things have always made me a dependable and responsible student, employee and volunteer.
Meet our Team and Advisers
- TEACRS Postdoctoral fellow, Tufts University, 2016-2019
- Ph.D., Cell Biology, Duke University, 2010-2016
- B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006-2010
I am interested in cellular and molecular biology — how our gene expression affects cell and organismal physiology and development.
- Postdoctoral fellow, Tufts University, 2013 – 2015
- Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard Forest, Harvard University, 2010 – 2013
- Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, 2003 – 2010
- B.S., Stony Brook University, 1999 – 2003
I am interested in ecology, evolution, population biology, how organisms move through landscapes, and how we can combine these fields to conserve at-risk species.
My graduate work focused on the movement of butterflies in fragmented landscapes. I worked with fruit-feeding nymphalid butterflies and studied how they identified habitat vegetation, how they reacted to habitat edges and how they moved through non-habitat vegetation. These processes have important implications when species are existing in fragmented habitat patches that may be imbedded in inhospitable landscapes.