I am a community ecologist and conservation biologist working in marine systems. Currently, I am a PhD candidate in the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program (E3P) at UNC Chapel Hill. I am a member of the Coastal Fisheries, Oceanography and Ecology Laboratory with Dr. Joel Fodrie at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences.
I have a variety of interests that span the realm of community ecology. My current research focuses on trophic ecology of estuarine species and the conservation of coastal habitats.
Before I entered graduate school, I received a BS in Biology at the College of William and Mary, where my research focused on developmental ecology of marine invertebrates. I worked for 2 years as a research technician at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science studying seagrass community ecology.