I am a master’s student in Fisheries and Aquatic Science interested in bay scallop restoration. My current work is to develop a method to determine restoration success using genetics. My love for studying the ocean started when I was three and my family was stationed in Guam. I have moved throughout the United States but keep coming back to Florida. Previously, I studied seasonal recruitment and restoration techniques for Florida’s worm reefs following beach re-nourishment. I have also studied salmonid habitat use in the Elwha river of Washington State as well as monitored dolphin populations in coastal Mississippi. I have spent the last 5 years with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission marine fisheries management education team.
B.S. Marine Science, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR