I am a marine community ecologist and conservation biologist . I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Moss Landing Marine Labs with the Fisheries and Conservation Lab and Ichthyology Lab.
I have a variety of interests that span the realm of biological oceanography and community ecology. My current research focuses on how fish communities respond to the implementation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) along the California coast and understanding how geographic variation impacts the function of coastal habitats for marine species.
I completed my PhD in Ecology at UNC Chapel Hill and UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in the spring of 2020. Prior to graduate school, I received a BS in Biology at the College of William and Mary, and worked as a research technician at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
I believe that equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplaces and communities enhance the pursuit of knowledge, foster creativity, and amplify success across all parts of life. I am committed to grounding myself in and furthering my anti-racism education in order to transform and liberate all learning environments, academic and research communities I am part of to be inclusive and equitable for Black and non-Black people of color as well as for all gender identities and sexual orientations.