I am an ecologist with over 13 years of experience performing research across a variety of systems. I received my B.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University, where I studied the population dynamics and movement patterns of threatened and endangered amphibians and butterflies in Nick Haddad’s lab. I then went on to receive my PhD from the University of California – Davis, where I was in Jay Stachowicz’ lab and studied the influence of genetic diversity in eelgrass (Zostera marina). I currently work for the Institute for Wildlife Studies, a wildlife conservation non-profit, where I am managing a project evaluating the effects of climate change on threatened and endangered species. You can read more my work on my ‘Research‘ page.
During my time and UC Davis I was a member of the UC Davis responding to rapid environmental change Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (REACH IGERT). It is NSF funded program designed to engage PhD students in collaborative interdisciplinary research. As part of the program my group conducted a study of fragrance chemicals in personal care products as a case study for an emerging environmental issue. For more information about the IGERT program as well as my collaborative research project see my ‘IGERT‘ page.
I was also part of an international marine conservation collaboration between UC Davis, Universitas Hasanuddin, and MARS inc. Symbioscience’s Sustainable Solutions program, funded by PEER (USAID/NSF Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research) and SEED (UCD) grants. You can read more about in on my ‘International Collaboration‘ page.
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