M.S. Biology (2018), California State University, Los Angeles
B.S. Marine Biology (2010), California State University, Long Beach
SERC Projects: Benthic Community Fouling Surveys (studying introduced freshwater and marine species in U.S. waters to measure invasions along U.S. coastlines), Port of San Francisco Project, Zooniverse/InvaderID, Living Shorelines Giant Marsh Project, MarineGEO Panel Surveys
Research Interests: marine ecology, marine invertebrate zoology and taxonomy, effects of invasive species on local communities, larval ecology (development, dispersal, behavior, and effects on population structure), evolutionary biology and systematics, marine invertebrate communities (rocky intertidal, subtropical reefs, estuaries, and mudflats), wetland restoration ecology, and coastal conservation management.