I have research interests in demersal fisheries, data-poor stock assessments, and collaborative fisheries data collection methods. For my PhD research, I want to better understand the ecological aspects of the Indonesian deepwater snapper-grouper fishery and test management strategies through simulation modeling. I will also be investigating vessel dynamics using Bayesian approaches. My fieldwork is across eastern Indonesia in collaboration with Dr. Peter Mous at The Nature Conservancy.
I graduated with a BS from Wellesley College in 2013. Following graduation, I worked for The Nature Conservancy's Indonesia Fisheries Program to establish collaborative data collection systems with fishers and boat captains. This work enabled us to pinpoint specific coordinates for each fish being caught and led to my PhD dissertation research. I grew up in Java, Indonesia, and before moving to Rhode Island I lived in Bali where I would divide my time between work and triathlon training.