PhD Advisor: Dr. Eirin-Lopezjeirinlo [at]

BS and MS Advisor: Dr. John Bruno jbruno [at]

CIEE Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Lyons lyonspj [at]

CMI Supervisor: Ernest Canonigo ecanonigo [at]

Highlighted Skills

Coral Reef Survey Experience

PADI Dive Master (300+ dives) and AAUS Certified (120+ dives)

Caribbean Reef Fish & Coral Identification

Pacific Marine Invertebrate Identification

R Data Analysis and Statistics
Microsoft Access Database Development

American Red Cross CPR, First Aid; DAN Emergency Oxygen

IYT Crew Member and Navigation Master

Underwater Photography and Video

Science Communication and Outreach Training

Curriculum and Program Development Experience

Research Experience

2018: A. cervicornis fragment collection and replantation in Puerto Rico and Acropora spawning monitoring in Curacao

2016: Invertebrate surveys as part of the RMI Reimaanlok marine survey protocol in three RMI atolls

2015: Co-led CIEE collaborative project comparing coral reef benthic survey methods in Bonaire and Curacao

2014: Herbivore grazing videos and collection of tissue samples during night dives in Mexico

2012 and 2013: Modified AGRRA belt transects surveying lionfish and large predators in Belize and the Bahamas

Curriculum Vitae Overview


PhD Student Biology 2018-Present FIU Advisor: Dr. Eirin-Lopez

M.S. Marine Sciences 2013-14 UNC-CH Advisor: Dr. J. Bruno

B.S. Biology 2009-13 UNC-CH Highest Honors