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June 1, 2018 – A lot has happened in the last month. I’ve moved back to the West Coast where I’ll start my Ph.D. in September and I’ve taken a position as an associate researcher with the Smithsonian. This month I’ll be assisting with the Marine Subtidal Ecology course at Friday Harbor Labs. Follow along with the subtidal science excitement by searching #MSE2018FHL

April 3, 2018 – I have just been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship! I’m looking forward to putting it to good use studying the subtidal ecology of the Oregon Coast.

March 18, 2018 – I have official accepted an offer to join the Coastal Trophic Ecology Lab at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (University of Oregon) for a PhD program in the fall!

February 21, 2018 – I’ve recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences! This week I’ll be attending my first board meeting, held at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

February 7, 2018  – This week I’m off to the IOOS Biological Data Training workshop in Seattle. We’ll be learning the nuts and bolts of contributing data to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), a powerful crowd-sourced biodiversity database. You can check out their really cool mapping tool here.

January 20, 2018  – Today I’ll be giving a talk at the Baltimore Dive Show about scientific diving and the MarineGEO program. Looking forward to seeing members of the Black Girls Dive Foundation in the audience!

December 11, 2017 – I’ve started cobbling together an electronic lab notebook (ELN) online using exclusively open-source software including Hugo, Git, and the blogdown package in R. You can find it at my notebook website here.

November 17, 2017 – This month I’m participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Will I write 50,000 words in 30 days? Follow my NaNo updates on Twitter. You can also track my progress with the word count widget on my blog page.

October 31, 2017 – This week I’m off to DEMA (The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association trade show) in Orlando to catch up on the latest in dive training, equipment, and safety.

October 2, 2017 – Tomorrow (October 3rd), The Ocean Portal will stream live from the Smithsonian’s Carrie Bow Cay field station at 12PT, 3ET. We’ll be there to answer questions and show you what life for a marine biologist on a tiny tropical island is like. Join the conversation here!

September 26, 2017 – For the next two weeks I’ll be conducting research at the Smithsonian’s Carrie Bow Cay Field Station in Belize! I’ll be tweeting photos, and The Ocean Portal will live-stream a day-in-the-life at Carrie Bow on Facebook early next week. Follow them here to watch and ask questions!

September 10, 2017 – I’m off to the American Academy of Underwater Sciences Symposium at the Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary in Alpena, Michigan this week. Photos of shipwrecks coming shortly.

September 8, 2017 – Some of my photos were featured in a Smithsonian Insider article about the importance of biodiversity and new research that reveals just how important it is for healthy ecosystems. Check them out here!

July 24, 2017 – Research I contributed to with collaborators at the Smithsonian has just been published here in Marine Ecology Progress Series. What can bioacoustics tell us about marine biodiversity?

July 21, 2017 – This week I’m off to Friday Harbor Labs to map seagrass with drones. Then I’ll be headed to the Hakai Institute for the first MarineGEO bioblitz of British Columbia’s Central Coast. Search #MarineGEOBC to follow along!

June 25, 2017 – Check out my new Media page highlighting print and multimedia projects I have contributed to.

June 21, 2017 – A great video put together by Smithsonian Global has just been released featuring the work of MarineGEO at the Carrie Bow Cay Station in Belize. Find it here!

May 19, 2017 – This week I’m off to Hawai’i for the MarineGEO Ola I ke kai (Life Emanates from the Sea) Biodiversity survey! Over 90 participants will join from around the world. You can follow along on my blog, or by searching #MarineGEOHI on social media.

May 3, 2017 – I’m running for a position on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). Find out more here.

April 1, 2017 – Just made it back from Tasmania. Check out my post about the trip here.

March 9, 2017 – MarineGEO is on its way to Tasmania for the next two weeks! Check back for updates on Twitter and my Blog.

December 29, 2016 – The MarineGEO Squidpop video is finally up on YouTube. You can find a post about it here.

December 20, 2016 – After several weeks on leave I’m back at MarineGEO Central to prep for our upcoming trips to Florida, Tasmania, San Francisco, Friday Harbor, Hawai’i and Hakai BC. Lots to do, stay tuned for updates!