Research Updates

June 26, 2017 – It’s been a while since I’ve written about my research, and a lot has happened. I received the Garrels Memorial Fellowship in Marine Science to support my work next year. My collaboration with researchers at UC Davis was published early this year (see the Publications section). I went to Washington, D.C. with three other students for the Blue Vision Summit to lobby on Capitol Hill for ocean science, and we’re currently writing a student commentary piece on our experiences for publication. I’ve been teaching at Oceanography Camp For Girls again this summer, and I’ll also be part of a research cruise in the Gulf next month to study fish reproduction. More soon!

July 22, 2015 – A lot has been happening these past few months! Some of my work from Brown was published early in the Spring (link is in the “Publications” section), I successfully advanced to becoming a Ph.D. candidate after passing my qualifying exams in May, and in June I got word that I was one of this year’s winners of the Guy Harvey Scholarship! Now that I’ve become a Ph.D. candidate, it’s full steam ahead on my research. There are several conferences already planned for next year to present my work, including one in New Orleans and potentially one in Paris! Exciting things to come!


June 24, 2013 – I recently got back from my first research cruise into the Gulf of Mexico! I was onboard the R/V Weatherbird II for 8 days (June 13-20) with my advisor, Dr. Steve Murawski, and fellow student Sarah Grasty, among others, to get some video footage of rocky reef fish assemblages. We also got some samples from fish to analyze for traces of oil from the BP spill. See the blog entry “Cruise I” for all the juicy details!