I am a marine conservation ecologist, currently pursuing a PhD in Dr. John Bruno's lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program (E3P).
Broadly, my research interests focus on coral reef ecology, ecosystem-based fisheries management, and tropical marine conservation. I hope to become an integrative part of connecting academics, natural resource managers, and local communities to achieve conservation objectives.
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This project is a part of the Science Exploration Education (S.E.E.) Initiative, which pairs expedition leaders with a Sofar Trident (an underwater drone) to help them explore different marine ecosystems.
Check out the video below for footage from May 2019, where I helped the Toledo Institute for Development and Environment (TIDE) monitor conch populations in the Port Honduras Marine Reserve, Belize!