Research Interests:My research interests is to better understand fisheries-related problems and cetacean research/stock assessments. I joined SWFSC in October 2012 after completing three years at sea as a NOAA Corps officer aboard the NOAA Ship Pisces, stationed out of Pascagoula, MS. Prior to joining the service I worked as a physical scientist developing geospatial visualizations to assist in the generation of navigational warnings and maritime safety information for Dangers to Navigation for NOAA and contractor surveys. Fortunately, I now have the opportunity to participate in the gray whale migration studies through aerial photogrammetry as well as assist with response to marine mammal strandings, maintain the Cetacean Health and Life History Program webpage, and many more exciting projects.
Education:B.S. Environmental Science with Minor in Chemistry, Christopher Newport University