Elsie is a doctor! Her dissertation addressed the interplay between sources of sexual- and natural-selection, focusing especially on Neotropical manakins. She combined comparative approaches to understand selection on male traits, demographic methods to understand the importance of rain on adult survival, genetic methods to link abiotic constraints on survival to the strength of sexual selection across populations, and individual-level behavioral experiments to understand the drivers of male reproductive behavior. In fall 2020, she joined Dr. Al Uy’s lab where she will study speciation in Solomon Is. flycatchers, funded by an NSF post-doctoral fellowship.