Corina Tarnita is an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University. She joined the Princeton faculty in February 2013. Previously she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows (2010 – 2012). She obtained her B.A.(2006), M.A.(2008) and Ph.D. (2009) in mathematics from Harvard University. She is an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, and an Ecological Society of America Early Career Fellow. She is also the recipient of a Phi Beta Kappa Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Her work is centered around the emergence of complex behavior out of simple interactions across spatial and temporal scales.