Home I am a marine ecologist with CSS Inc. under contract to NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. I am generally interested in the science-policy interface and applied research that can be used to make policy and management decisions. I recently graduated with my Master’s in marine science from Virginia Institute of Marine Science, where my research focused on understanding how global changes, such as sea level rise and increasing temperatures, will affect coastal invertebrate communities, and ultimately ecosystem function. To learn more about my research interests, see the About tab. To see a list of my publications and recent talks, see the Publications and Presentations tab. For pictures from the field, see the Pictures tab.