Areas of Expertise
Teaching: Principles of Biology Lab; General Biology I Lab; General Biology II Lab
M.S. in Biology from University of North Florida, Jacksonville, 2015
B.S. in Biological Science with a certificate in Living Marine Resource Ecology from Florida State University, Tallahassee, 2012
My background lies within studying the ecology of fishes, particularly how habitat setting affects their abundance, distribution, and behavior. In graduate school I studied the habitat value of an artificial intertidal oyster reef constructed within the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve on juvenile fish and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages. With a love for large data sets, an understanding of the importance of water quality for the distribution of estuarine organisms, and a deep obsession with organization and color coding, I assumed the roll of the SWMP Manager at the GTM Research Reserve where I oversees the long-term weather and water quality monitoring of the Reserve. In addition to working as the SWMP Manager, I continue to serve as an adjunct instructor of biology labs at the University of North Florida.