Professional Membership, Development & Certifications

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Fisheries Society – 2013 – present
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) – 2013 – present
  • American Geophysical Union – 2013 – present
  • The Oceanography Society, 2015 – present
Professional Development
  • American Fisheries Society Continuing Education Series: Facilitation Training: Tips and Tools for Effective Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration – August 19-20,  2017
  • Blue Vision Summit and Healthy Oceans Hill Day (Washington, D.C.): Participated in citizen lobbying alongside Surfrider Foundation Suncoast Chapter – May 9-11, 2017
  • Center for Integrated Modeling and Analysis of the Gulf Ecosystem (C-IMAGE), Communicating Science Workshop – October 7-9, 2016
  • United Faculty Florida, Membership Organizing Academy – August 2016
  • Graduate Assistants United, Membership Organizing Workshop – May 2016
  • USF Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Teaching Pedagogy Workshop – January 2016
  • Consortium for Ocean Science Exploration and Engagement (COSEE), Presentation Boot Camp – August 18-19, 2014
  • USF Ocean Policy class trip to Capitol Hill Oceans Week (Washington, D.C.): Organized meetings with various congressional offices, ocean policy organizations, and the President’s Council on Environmental Quality to discuss the National Ocean Policy, National Endowment for the Oceans, the Safety and Fraud Enforcement for Seafood Act, and other current ocean policy issues – June 3-6, 2013
  • C-IMAGE Science Communication and Storytelling Workshop: Telling Stories About Your Science: How to communicate what you do with the public and the press  January 19, 2013
  • Brown University, Center for Environmental Studies: Engaged Environmental Scholarship and Communication Seminar – Spring 2012
  • Brown University, Geography Department: Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences GIS Institute Short Course – January 2012
  • Brown University, Geology Department: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Applications – Fall 2011


  • SCUBA Certifications: PADI Advanced Open Water (2004), AAUS Scientific Diver (2009), NAUI Nitrox (2010)
  • Small boat handler certification, California state (2009)
  • NAUI First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen administration (2009)20170711_165926