My interests are in marine spatial ecology, population dynamics, and fisheries management. My PhD work focuses on exploring ecological outcomes of different gear-based fisheries management strategies for small-scale coral reef fisheries in Indonesia. I will create a simulation model used for ecosystem-based management and the fieldwork includes underwater surveys as well as recording fish being caught on the coral reefs in Nusa Tenggara Barat, Wakatobi, and Raja Ampat in collaboration with local universities.
I completed my MS and BS degrees at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. For my masters thesis, I evaluated the effectiveness of periodically-harvested fisheries closures in Fiji. Also during my undergraduate studies, I was a research technician for the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program. I am from southern California and when I'm not coding models I enjoy diving, surfing, fishing, and traveling.