I am a Seattle native and a graduate of the University of British Columbia where I received my Master’s degree in Zoology with a focus on marine ecology.Whippo_headshot.jpg

My love of marine sciences has led me to many places around the Pacific Northwest and beyond.  As an undergraduate at the University of Washington I became a certified scientific diver and conducted subtidal research in the San Juan Islands. I also spent several summers at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre in Barkley Sound BC working in subtidal eelgrass ecosystems. Currently, I am an associate researcher with the Smithsonian’s MarineGEO project, which has taken me from the reefs and mangroves of the Caribbean to the kelp forests of Tasmania.

My experiences as a student and a teacher have reinforced my belief that scientists have a duty to communicate their work with the public, particularly the next generation. The role of scientific outreach and education cannot be underestimated. As such, I strive to share my work with others and take every opportunity to make outreach an integral part of what I do.

Thanks for visiting!

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