Growing up exploring the marshes and tide pools in Long Island Sound fostered my passion for the ocean. After getting a taste of research in high school I was hooked on science. I pursued my BS at the University of Tampa with a double major in marine science and biology. During my undergraduate education I studied the impacts of the stone crab fishery practices on the intraspecific interactions of stone crabs. In 2022, I was an NSF REU at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences studying coral thermal resilience. My research interests are mollusks and crustaceans. In my free time I like to hike, go to the beach, and go scuba diving.