Ph.D., Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, 2017
M.Sc. in Fisheries Science. Oregon State University. 2011. Thesis title: A Whale’s Tale of Genetic Diversity and Differentiation: the Antarctic Blue Whale.
B.A. in Biology. Kalamazoo College, Michigan. 2007
I am interested in exploring the impact of 20th century commercial whaling on South Atlantic great whale populations, primarily the humpback and Antarctic blue whale. To do this, I am using molecular markers to assess a potential loss of genetic diversity through comparisons of historical and contemporary populations.
Lab technician. Extraction and analysis of marine lipids. Cooperative Institute for Marine Resources Studies (CIMRS), Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC). Oregon State University (OSU). October 2012–present.
Research Assistant. Population genetics and molecular maker development of Euphausia spp. CIMRS. HMSC. OSU. May 2011–September 2012.
Research Assistant. Cetacean Conservation and Genetics Laboratory (CCGL). Marine Mammal Institute (MMI). OSU. January–April 2011.
Field Research Assistant. Field surveys of gray whales in San Ignacio Lagoon. Universidad Autonomia de Baja California Sur, La Pax, MX. January–April 2008.
Research Assistant. Study of ingestion rates of Euphausia pacifica on varying concentrations of phytoplankton. CIMRS. HMSC. OSU. July–December 2007.