Phone: (541) 867-0446
University of Vermont, BA, 1988
Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA 8/87 to 11/87. Sea Semester - undergraduate studies of oceanography involving the operation of a sailing school research vessel on the high seas. Completed an independent study of zooplankton distribution from New England to the Caribbean Sea.
Additional Course Work:
The Biology of Marine Mammals, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 1992
Evolutionary and Ecological Determinants of Behavior, Brown University, 1993
Functional and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Harvard University, 1998
Life History Studies on Marine Mammals: A Workshop on Theory, Techniques and Applications, Eckerd College and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 2000
New England Aquarium, Boston, MA 8/96 – 10/05
Senior Biologist / Technician, Rescue and Rehabilitation
Responded to marine mammal and sea turtle stranding events throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine; included husbandry and veterinary care to physically distressed animals, diagnostic testing, preparing animals for release, performing necropsy analyses, collecting and preserving tissues for archives, maintaining and analyzing database, and characterizing stranding trends over time.
Principal Investigator in 5-year study of harbor porpoise habitat utilization of Boston Harbor.
Principal Investigator in study of diagnostics and satellite telemetry of mass stranded dolphins
I am primarily interested in working with the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine to investigate the disease processes affecting marine mammals along the Oregon Coast.