I grew up in southern New England, running around the forest, salt marshes, and Long Island Sound beaches looking at the critters living there. My love of marine science and science communications/outreach were focused through after-school programs sampling on the Thames River. As an undergraduate at Roger Williams University, I studied marine ecology, aquaculture, and mathematics.
My interest in interdisciplinary approaches to ecology was sparked upon attending a lecture on the physics of fish feeding. This led to undergraduate research on the mechanics of jellyfish stealth predation and two summers at the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA.
Now a graduate student at Harvard University, I study the interactions between a fish's body and its fluid environment, and how these contribute to a fish's life history. I also strive to communicate science broadly, remembering how my own career in science began.