I am a benthic ecologist at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center where my research interests address potential effects of human activities (e.g. marine renewable energy installations, marine reserve designations, coastal development, invasive species, climate change) on bottom-associated fish and invertebrates. This involves fieldwork from the nearshore to the outer continental shelf from northern California to Washington. I also serve as an Associate Director of OSU’s Pacific Marine Energy Center and the Director of Environmental Studies for the PacWave open-coastal test facility which includes the planning and execution of environmental research and monitoring at the test sites. Before moving to Oregon State University, I was a fellow at the California Ocean Science Trust working on projects related to invasive species, oil platform decommissioning, and marine protected areas.
PhD 2008 University of California, Santa Barbara – Marine Science M.S. 2003 California State University, Fullerton – Biological Science B.S. 2000 College of William and Mary – Biology