I am currently a graduate student and Nancy Foster scholar at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington. I am working on sea otter foraging and population dynamics on the Washington coast. My passion is for invertebrates and marine conservation! I am particularly interested in the relationships between vertebrate predators and invertebrate prey, be it sea otters and marine invertebrates or bullfrogs and freshwater invertebrates.
My past research at the Polar Science Center (Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington) was on sea otter foraging on the Washington coast as a research assistant for Kristin Laidre. I also recently completed my work for the Olden lab focusing on the effect of invasive bullfrogs on aquatic invertebrates in Arizona. My past research in the Friedman lab focused on novel tagging methods as part of the Pinto Abalone restoration project.