About Me

I’m an interdisciplinary scientist, specializing in marine ecology, and trained in science communication, data analysis and visualization, and collaborative research workflows. I am genuinely motivated to make science more open and reproducible, and I find data science to be an exciting, challenging, and rewarding part of the research process. My professional goal is contribute to our society’s knowledge of coastal and marine ecology by being a link between scientific inquiry and on-the-ground management initiatives.

Currently I’m a PhD candidate in John Bruno’s lab in the Biology Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My dissertation is a mix of fieldwork and data science, and quantifies the impacts of disturbances on coral reef communities.