I am currently an MSc student in the Cheng Marine Global Change Ecology Lab at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. I consider myself a marine ecologist, but with background in tropical terrestrial and aquatic ecology as well. I graduated from Bowdoin College in 2016 with a degree in Biology and graduated from the Bowdoin Marine Science Semester in 2015. I received Honorable Mention from the 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship competition. I will become a 2021 Knauss Marine Policy Fellow starting in February.
I am most interested in understanding the impacts of climate change on organism and ecosystem function. My current research focuses on the local adaptation of marine populations from a physiological angle, but previous opportunities I've worked with have allowed me to gain experience in the role of climate change on community composition.
I've performed field work in Maine, California, New Brunswick, Mexico, Curacao, The Bahamas, and Madagascar working on all sorts of systems and questions. I've counted leaf chameleons, tracked freshwater snail migrations, analyzed settlement plates, worked on the genetics of invasive tunicates, mapped wilderness areas in the California Sierra Nevada, and grown aquacultured scallops.
In my spare time, I can be found whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, playing guitar, and generally wandering through the woods.
Find my CV here, and my short resume here (updated 07/21/2020)