About Me

Hoey-Pic-2I am a PhD candidate in Malin Pinsky’s Lab as part of the Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution at Rutgers University.

I grew up in San Diego with the ocean in my backyard, so it quickly became an integral part of my life. I completed my undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley in Integrative Biology and have been lucky enough to do research in French Polynesia, California and Trinidad & Tobago. I am also deeply dedicated to environmental education and I have worked and volunteered for several San Francisco Bay Area non-profits to engage youth and community members in science education and stewardship. I am currently involved with the National Network for Ocean & Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) to better frame and communicate ocean and climate change science.

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