I am passionate about teaching and utilizing active learning strategies in the classroom. I am also interested in curriculum development. While working at the College of the Marshall Islands, I developed a 30-credit Certificate in Marine Science.

Last Updated: December, 2018

I am a marine ecologist and avid diver. I am currently a PhD student at Florida International University. I completed my MS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have recently been working in the Pacific on Majuro, Marshall Islands.

My broad research interests are coral reef ecology and conservation. My current research focuses on environmental epigenetics in corals and connections to coral reef conservation. My previous research focused on Caribbean lionfish invasion. .

I enjoy working with local communities through marine science outreach, as well as communicating science through social media and other communication outlets.