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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.