Marine microorganisms (phytoplankton, bacteria, archaea, and marine viruses) dominate the world’s oceans. I am broadly interested in exploring the molecular capabilities, life strategies, and evolutionary relationships of marine microbes and how they utilize different metabolic pathways to respond to and shape their environment.
In May of 2011 I graduated from the University of Delaware with Bachelor of Science degrees in Marine Science and Biological Sciences. While at UD I gained experience in the field of marine science through a study abroad program in New Zealand, assisting on a research cruise in Delaware Bay, spending a semester at UD’s graduate campus in Lewes, and doing undergraduate research. My undergraduate research focused on the effects of wind patterns on the ingress of three larval fish species to Delaware Bay. In my spare time I enjoy vegan cooking and baking, dancing, drawing, and being outdoors.
- 2011, BS (Honors), Biological Sciences, University of Delaware
- 2011, BS (Honors), Marine Science, University of Delaware
- Since 2011- MS Candidate, Graduate Program in Oceanography, Rutgers University