About Me

Research Interests
Broadly, my research often combines data from remote sensing technologies with biological observations to understand relationships between living organisms and their habitat. The ultimate goal of my work is a deeper understanding of the physical factors that drive species demographics, distributions and movements, which contributes to our understanding of ecosystem function, climate impacts and aids in conservation.

Overall, my interdisciplinary research interests span multiple trophic levels, scales and ecosystems, and utilize innovative tools and approaches including:

  • Animal behavior & habitat selection
  • Antarctic ecology
  • Autonomous underwater vehicles/platforms
  • Biogeography
  • Bio-logging
  • Biological oceanography
  • Bio-physical interactions
  • Climate change & variability
  • Movement ecology
  • Predator-prey dynamics
  • Remote sensing
  • Species distribution modeling

Education
2016-18  Postdoctoral Scholar | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
2016         Ph.D. Oceanography | University of Delaware
2009         B.S. Biology | California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo