I am an ecologist and PhD student in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. I work with Max Castorani studying the population and community ecology of coastal marine ecosystems. As a Virginia Sea Grant Fellow, I work with the Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve on oyster reef restoration. I aspire to build on ecological theory to answer compelling questions at the interface of ecology, conservation, and management.

I completed my BS in Biology (2015) and MS in Biology (2018) working with David Bass at the University of Central Oklahoma.