About me

halley2In 2015, I received my Ph.D. from the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington. As a previous postdoc for Science for Nature and People Partnership (SNAPP) studying offshore aquaculture, the work motivated Ben Halpern and me to continue the science by co-founding the Conservation Aquaculture Research Team (CART) at the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS). CART uses interdisciplinary synthesis science to explore the interactions and conservation implications of marine aquaculture, climate change, and larger food systems, in collaboration with our global partners (e.g., TNC, NOAA, UW). Through CART I intend to continue pursuing my ultimate goal of becoming a marine fisheries and aquaculture ecology professor.


University of Washington, School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences   
Doctor of Philosophy, Marine Ecology & Fishery Sciences, 2015

University of California, Davis, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences  
Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology, 2009