Research Interests:I joined the Groundfish Analysis Team in 2010 after completing my M.S. in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston in 2009. My primary research areas are reproductive biology and age and growth of Groundfish species. I use histology of reproductive tissues to update maturity ogives; identify phenomena such as delayed maturation and skipped spawning events; and examine the frequency of multiple brooding in rockfish. In support of stock assessments, I assist in production aging several Groundfish species, including widow rockfish, shortbelly rockfish, Pacific sanddab, and Boccaccio. Additionally, I assist in the GFA annual rockfish recruitment survey and outreach events. My other interests include early life history, ontogeny and taxonomy of marine fish.