I study recreational fisheries as social ecological systems. I am particularly interested in how differences in choice behavior among heterogeneous anglers impact fishing effort across a fisheries landscape. My study systems include the New Jersey recreational bottom fishery and the Northern Highlands Lake District of northern Wisconsin.
I was raised in a military family, so I grew up migrating from west to east across the US. I was always fascinated by the changes in animal and plant life between our different homes, and, despite my lack of skill in catching them, I was especially interested in fish. After working as a high school and middle school science teacher post-undergrad, I decided to instead pursue my fishy research interests in Berlin. Further work in fisheries management research brought me to Olaf Jensen’s lab at Rutgers. Outside of work hours, I like to read science fiction, climb rocks, and hang out with my cat.
- 2011: B.S. Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- 2018: M.Sc. Fish Biology, Fisheries Science, and Aquaculture, Humboldt University of Berlin
- 2018-present: PhD Student, Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University