Postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Cruz and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center. My current focus is on organismal spatial ecology; specifically modeling the movement of green sturgeon to their spawning ground. I use a computational and quantitative ecology toolbox to connect locational data to large-scale environmental datasets. I work with collaborative research partners across marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems.
My dissertation research examined the informatics of data collection, the classification of marine biomes, and modeling animal movements through time. I am the founder of WSU’s ‘R Working Group’, a cross-disciplinary working group focused on application and analytics using R Statistical.
I practice science as a creative endeavor.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein
PhD in Environmental and Natural Resource Science, 2020
Washington State University
MSc Applied Marine and Watershed Science, 2015
California State University Monterey Bay
BA in Biology, 2010
University of Oregon
Investigating regional and global patterns in lake surface area trends