Graduate Program in Oceanography
I’ve known that I’ve wanted to be a marine biologist since I was five years old- despite growing up in Detroit almost a thousand miles away from the ocean. I moved to the College of Charleston for my undergrad, where I’ve been a part of three research projects: biogeochemical interactions between sponges and coral reefs, characterization of a new algal species that I helped discover, and effects of temperature on the physiology of coastal elasmobranchs. When I’m not doing research, I love spending my time at the beach- hiking, surfing, scuba diving, and playing sports with friends.
My main research focus is broadly on marine vertebrate behavior, distribution, and ecology. More specifically, I am interested in how environmental conditions influence these particular factors.