Research Focus: 
Connecting micro- and macroevolution through physiology and biomechanics

Muñoz received her B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) with distinction from Boston University. She then completed a Fulbright research fellowship at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid, Spain. She completed her Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University. She has been funded by the National Science Foundation (Graduate Research Fellowship, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, and Post-doctoral Research Fellowship), and by Sigma Xi. She is a winner of the Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Naturalists and the Raymond B. Huey Award from the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. After completing postdocs at the Australian National University and Duke University, she accepted a position at Virginia Tech as an Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences.