When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

M. Planck

Who in the world am I?

Someone who thinks on the run and runs to think. Though sometimes I run to escape thinking. I dig in and focus on the task at hand. I focus on trying to run faster, harder, smarter, and better. But I try to respect my limits because I’m only human. I also try to remember to have fun; else, what’s the point?

This running mentality transcends to other aspects of me, increasingly the part of me that is a scientist. Not being shy to new challenges and wanting to have fun, but also having an amazing support network and some luck have all helped get me to where I am today.

During my time as a graduate student, I learned from and worked with Dr. Craig Carlson and his lab, exploring the incessently fascinating world of marine microbes (read as: bacteria) and how they shape (and are shaped by) ocean biogeochemistry (read as: carbon cycling).

I am currently a postdoctoral scholar with Dr. Michael Behrenfeld and Dr. Kim Halsey, with whom I will work to tease apart the diel optical signatures associated with phytoplankton from those of vertical migrating zooplankton.

Poke around to learn more about my research and please, don’t hesitate to contact me!

This website was last updated November 22, 2021