Welcome to my blog/website! This is my first blog post of my graduate career -- how exciting! It only took almost a year of graduate school for me to buckle down and generate my own website... Alas, that's grad school for ya!
The last time I blogged was during the summer before my senior year of undergrad -- it was left over from my time abroad in Bonaire. Feel free to check it out and see how far I've come!
My hope for this website is to have a place for me to write about research updates, happenings in marine conservation, and exciting discoveries in natural sciences. One of my interests is in bridging the gap between the scientific community and the general public and I hope this site will help do just that. It will also give me a chance to develop as a young professional in an increasingly connected world -- keeping my social media, academic, and professional spheres all together in one place! How convenient! Furthermore, I will be embarking on several excursions to Belize and Mexico this summer for the first installment of data collection for my dissertation! I hope to update this site with news, pictures, and videos of those experiences.
Thanks so much, and stay tuned for more posts!
Hi! I am currently a graduate student in Dr. John Bruno's lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am pursuing a PhD in Ecology through the Curriculum for the Environment and Ecology. Broadly, my research interests include 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 common goals.