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.


June 27, 2022 – I’m back at the Friday Harbor Labs again this summer, (hopefully) wrapping up the last field work of my PhD. This year, I’m exploring seastar feeding preferences and the related ecological implications for kelp forests.

August 23, 2021 – I’ve been a bit off-grid lately, but I think that means I’m actually starting to get work done! Took a Marine Botany course this summer at Friday Harbor Labs, and now am cranking away at sea urchin behavior experiments.

May 18, 2021 – I had the great pleasure of delivering the University of Washington Marine Biology Seminar today on my work using SCUBA as a scientific tool. You can find an archived version of my talk here or through my Media page.

May 13, 2021 – Things are feeling almost back to normal…? I’ll be headed back to the Friday Harbor Labs in less than a month to finish the final feeding experiments with sea urchins as well as pilot a new study using historical ecology as a tool. Can’t wait to get back in the water!

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.

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