Past Experience

Science Mentor, Oceanography Camp for Girls
University of South Florida, May – June 2016, May – June 2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Biology Dept., Sept 2015 – Dec 2015, Sept 2016 – Dec 2016
Course: Principles of Ecology

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Northeastern University
Biology Dept., Sept 2009 – May 2010
Courses: Principles of Biology I, General Biology II, Experimental Design in Marine Ecology

Past Research
Observer and researcher onboard commercial fishing vessel Crosswinds IV (Panama City, FL) Spawning Habitat and Early-Life Linkages to Fisheries (SHELF) – University of South Florida, July 11-13, 2017 (PIs: Drs. Ernst Peebles, Chris Stallings, and Steve Murawski)


Science party onboard the R/V Weatherbird II Camera Based Assessment Survey System (C-BASS) – University of South Florida, June 13-20, 2013 (PI: Dr. Steve Murawski)

Research Assistant & Lab ManagerBrown University
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, April 2010 – June 2012
Supervisor: Dr. Heather Leslie
Duties: Organized and lead field work for rocky shore field experiments from southern Maine to New York; Helped develop research goals and experiments; Biological and water sample and data collection, sample processing, data analysis; Supervised undergraduates in the field and on sample processing; Advised one undergraduate on a senior thesis (2011-12 academic year); Lab management and maintenance including purchasing and administrative support; Field and lab support for additional student projects

Research Assistant, Northeastern University & University of California, Davis
Biology Dept., June 2009 – Dec 2009
Supervisors: Dr. Cascade Sorte and Dr. Matthew Bracken 
Duties: Design and execution of M.S. thesis experiments; Included specimen collection in the field, field surveys, setup of experiments in aquaria, daily animal feeding and water quality maintenance, nutrient addition experiments, extensive microscope work; Field and lab support on additional projects; Preparation of written manuscript for publication and presentation of work at professional conferences

Research Assistant, Stony Brook University
Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, Feb 2008 – May 2008
Supervisor: Dr. Dianna Padilla
Duties: Assisted with a whelk predation experiment including experiment setup in aquaria, animal feeding and care, water quality maintenance, and data collection and analysis

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, June 2007 – Dec 2007
Supervisor: Dr. Christopher Gobler
Duties: Conducted research for undergraduate Honors College thesis; Included water sample collection onboard small boats, nutrient addition experiments, water sample filtration for analysis of chlorophyll and plankton samples, setup and maintenance of field and laboratory experiments, data collection, and data analysis; Provided support on field and lab experiments for other students; Preparation of written thesis and oral presentation

School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Sept 2006 – Dec 2006      
Supervisor: Dr. Alex Kolker, Postdoctoral Researcher
Duties: Assisted with sediment core analyses for Long Island salt marsh restoration project, including sediment core extrusion, oven drying, and data collection

Research Assistant, Roger Williams University
Marine Laboratory, Sept 2004 – May 2006
Supervisor: Brad Bourque, Marine Lab Supervisor
Duties: Daily feeding and care of broodstock and juvenile animals; Regular cleaning and maintenance of aquaria; Design and construction of aquarium environments; Data collection; Project lead and supervised other students (Fall 2005 – May 2006)

Undergraduate Independent Projects/Theses

  • Caitlin Brisson, Brown University, RI EPSCoR fellow, June 2011 – May 2012
  • Bridgette Black, Brown University, Voss Environmental Fellows, May 2011 – Sept 2011

Undergraduate Research Volunteers

  • Alysse Austin, Brown University, Sept 2011 – June 2012
  • Lucille Zipf, Brown University, Jan 2012 – June 2012
  • Jonathan Leibovic, Brown University, Sept 2011 – Dec 2011
  • Conor Sullivan, Brown University, Sept 2011 – Dec 2011
  • Harriet Booth, Brown University, Sept 2010 – May 2011
  • Joseph Hakam, Brown University, Sept 2010 – May 2011
  • Hannah Miles, Brown University, Sept 2010 – Dec 2010