What I love to do:
I am passionate about conducting directly applicable research to improve the livelihoods of people around the globe. My past research is broad but focusses on understanding how humans interact with, impact, and depend on environmental systems. I look forward to the next stage in my career where I can apply my research to tackle humanity’s most existential task: reconciling our relationship with the environment in the hopes of building a lasting and sustainable future.
I am a recent graduate and McNair Scholar of the University of Washington in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. My thesis research focused in disease ecology and disease transmission as a collaboration between the University of Washington and the USGS, and was funded by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.