Experience

restoration – conservation
experimental ecology – natural history – coastal communities
ecophysiology – thermal biology – behavior
climate change – environmental monitoring – ocean acidification

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Habitat Research Director, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, 2021-present

Senior Program Manager and Biologist, Olympia Oyster & Bull Kelp Habitat, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, 2020

Visiting Teaching Faculty, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, University of Victoria, BC, Canada, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biology & Friday Harbor Labs, University of Washington, Seattle, 2016-2019

Research Assistant, Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), University of California, Santa Cruz, 2005-2009

EDUCATION

PhD Biology, University of Washington, Seattle 2016

BSc Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz 2001

AA Spanish, Cabrillo College 1998

 

SPECIALIZED SKILLS

nearly 150 marine field sites in 3 countries (Canada, Chile, USA)

1000s of field days include rocky shores, sandy shores, mudflats, estuaries, sloughs, docks, jetties, boats, lakes, streams, forests

Field biology: coastal natural history, marine algal and invertebrate taxonomy, plankton identification, experimental & observational methods, installation of equipment in rock, waterproofing, measurement of temperature, current, water chemistry, WA State Boaters License

General lab & shop: microscopy, fluorometry, spectrophotometry, use of tensometer, soldering, wiring, plumbing, flume, wind tunnel, construction with hand & power tools, aquatic animal husbandry

Cell & molecular lab: sterile technique, cell culture, bacterial transformation & cloning, DNA, RNA, & protein extraction, PCR, restriction digest, electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, sequence alignment

Statistical software: R, SPSS, Systat, Matlab (basic)

Languages: English, Spanish