I am an aquatic ecologist. My research interests are broad but generally fit into two main categories: (1) understanding how individuals and populations respond to environmental variation, and (2) how intraspecific variation influences community and ecosystem-level processes. I use interdisciplinary approaches to address my hypotheses, and I rely on a strong understanding of the natural history of the organisms and systems I study to contextualize my questions and results.
I view myself as equal parts communicator, educator, and scientist. I use scientific discovery to not only advance our understanding of the natural world, but also to enhance my teaching practice and share the wonder of science with the general public.
Recent Appointments & Education
2018 Teaching, Research, & Mentoring Postdoc, Davidson Honors College, U Montana
2017 Scientist-in-Residence Postdoctoral Fellow, Shoals Marine Laboratory
2016 SciComm Intern, Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography
2016 Ph.D., UC Irvine, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2006 M.S., CSU Northridge, Department of Biology
2003 B.S. CSU Northridge, Department of Biology