PhD (in progress) - UC Santa Cruz - Ocean Sciences
Lab Manager / Research Scientist 2015-2017 UNC Chapel Hill - Marine Sciences
Masters of Science 2015 University of New Hampshire - Oceanography
Bachelors of Science - UNC Chapel Hill - Geology
I love science for the same reason I love art, poetry, and travel: because it opens our eyes to a new perspective with which to understand the world. Currently, I am learning how to see the world through the eyes of polar marine diatoms. I am earning my PhD at the University of California Santa Cruz, where I am working with Christina Ravelo and Matt McCarthy to investigate interactions between marine biogeochemical cycling and the climate system. My current research uses a variety of techniques including foraminifera δ18O, nitrogen and silicon isotopes, and diatom community composition to measure various physical, chemical, and ecological parameters of the ocean-climate system. My previous research at UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of New Hampshire includes marine microbial ecology, diatom physiology, and climate reconstruction.