About Me

I am an oceanographer and marine scientist. I study coastal ecosystems, including coral reefs, kelp forests, and seagrass meadows to understand how to manage, protect, and restore these critically important places for coastal communities. I use tools from chemistry, biology, physics, and math to conduct my research. 

I am currently a postdoctoral research scientist within the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution for Science where I study coastal ecosystems with Ken Caldeira. Prior to starting at Carnegie, I was a PhD student in the Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University

My research has taken me all over the world, including Palmyra Atoll, the Republic of Palau, American Samoa, the Great Barrier Reef, Bermuda, Antarctica, Belize, Italy, and along the California Coast. I love being on the ocean (or under it) and the sense of adventure it entails!