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2013 Ph.D. in Biology, Florida International University, Miami, FL
(Adviser: Dr. Craig Layman)
2006 Bachelor of Science, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Majors: Marine Science (Biology Track) and Spanish
(Adviser: Dr. William Szelistowski)
2014-Present Postdoctoral Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
(Advisers: Dr. Julia Baum and Dr. Jana McPherson)
2013-2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Institute of Marine Sciences (Adviser: Dr. Joel Fodrie)
2006-2007 Fulbright Researcher, Institute of International Education, CINVESTAV del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mérida, Mexico (Adviser: Dr. J. Ernesto Arias- González)
2003-2006 Wetland Ecology Intern/Technician, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Petersburg, FL
(Adviser: Dr. Carole McIvor)
Select Grants and Awards
2014-2016 Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
2013-2015 North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing Licenses Program, Co-PI (with Dr. Joel Fodrie, UNC-IMS)
2014 North Carolina Sea Grant Minigrant
2012-2013 Dissertation Year Fellowship, Florida International University,
2007-2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2012 FIU University Graduate School Provost Award for Outstanding Paper or Manuscript
2008-2010 Florida International University Presidential Fellowship
2006-2007 Fulbright Grant
2005-2006 Ford Scholars Program Research Grant, Eckerd College
2004-2006 Barry Goldwater Scholar
2015 Workshop co-instructor, SESYNC
Big data manipulation and processing in R
2014 Lead Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ecological Community Analysis (graduate level)
2013 Co-instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Estuarine and Coastal Marine Ecology (undergraduate level)
2011- 2013 Seminar Leader, Florida International University
Organized and lead weekly meetings for an undergraduate scientific paper discussion group.
Guest Lecturer, Florida International University
2011, 2012 Undergraduate lecture on “Seagrass Ecosystems” for Ecology Course.
2011 Career opportunities overview for Marine Biology undergraduates.
2009 Undergraduate lecture on “Landscape Ecology” for Ecology course.
2008 Undergraduate lecture on “Microbes and Primary Producers” for Introduction to Marine Biology course.
2008 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Marine Biology Lab, Florida International University
2007 Teaching Assistant, General Biology II Lab, Florida International University
2006 Teaching Assistant, Ecology, Eckerd College