Howdy, thanks for dropping by. I’m a marine ecologist interested in temperate coastal food webs and the processes that organize them. If you’d like to learn more about my work, check out the Research section.


November 10, 2020 –¬†Holy smokes! A project I worked on with a whole mess of researchers at MarineGEO has just been published in PNAS! We tested the role of climate and consumer communities on feeding rates across a broad span of latitudes. Check it out here!

September 4, 2020 – I’m back at Friday Harbor Labs one final time to run feeding experiments with sunflower stars and purple urchins. Still in quarantine at the moment but looking forward to getting everything set up for trials next week!

July 7, 2020 – I’ve finally made it back to Friday Harbor Labs! I’ll be in quarantine for a few days until I get a COVID test, then it’s hopefully going to be all lab and field work. We’ll be diving for seastars, conducting feeding trials, and monitoring kelp forests!

May 4, 2020 – Tomorrow (May 5th) I’ll be watching a webinar by John Muir Laws about making a maintaining a nature journal! You can find his calendar of events here.

April 3, 2020 – Well, it’s been a very productive (and crazy) several months. I’m now in quarantine working hard to use the OpenChrom software package to analyze fatty acid molecular data collected from Antarctic seaweeds.

January 27, 2020 – I have officially passed my PhD Proposal Defense and am one step closer to PhD Candidacy!

January 10, 2020 – Today is my first full day at the Charleston Marine Life Center (CMLC). For the next three months I’ll be working with the CMLC to design an interactive exhibit on research at OIMB.

November 25, 2019 – Today I went to Port Orford, OR with the Marine Conservation class from OIMB to check out the Port Orford Field Station. We learned a lot about the Oregon Marine Reserves and Port Orford Sustainable Seafood.

October 23, 2019 – I traveled to Newport, Oregon today to present my research proposal on subtidal algal communities to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

October 11, 2019 – Today I was able to return to my alma mater, the University of British Columbia, to deliver an invited talk about my experiences in Antarctica.

October 6, 2019 – This week I’ll be in beautiful British Columbia for the AAUS/CAUS Joint Symposium! Looking forward to meeting up with other scientific diving professionals from all around the world.

October 1, 2019 – I’m looking forward to my first dives this week with ODFW as a member of their Oregon Marine Reserves dive monitoring team!

September 20, 2019 – Today my lab mate Julie Schram and I got the chance to talk to students at North Bend High School about our experiences in Antarctica. It was great to see so many people take their lunch hour to join us!

September 4, 2019 – Tomorrow I’ll be boarding the RV Oceanus to participate in a weekend field campaign to explore the deep ocean off Oregon’s Coast. No internet onboard, but expect some great deep-sea critter photos when I return!

July 31, 2019 – This week I’m off to Friday Harbor Labs with collaborators Sara Hamilton and Reyn Yoshioka to install the second Kelp Ecosystem Ecology Network (KEEN) site in the San Juan Islands.

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