I’m currently a PhD candidate at University of New South Wales Sydney. I work in the I-DEEL lab advised by Prof. Shinichi Nakagawa. My PhD focuses on utilizing systematic-like research to better understand coral health and how reefs are being impacted by and responding to the effects of climate change.
My interest in coral disease ecology began when I surveyed coral reefs in mainland Hawai’i with Prof. Drew Harvell. However, I’m not solely interested in corals. I have a BSc in Biological Sciences with a specialization in Marine Biology from Cornell University. At Cornell, I examined the dentition of skeletal samples of Triggerfishes and Filefishes to better understand their phylogeny with Prof. William E Bemis and Dr. Katherine E Bemis. My interests lie generally in marine ecology and biology, particularly in relation to how climate change is impacting marine ecosystems.
- I’m presenting my work at the Australian Marine Sciences Association 2023 Conference in Gold Coast, AU in July. If you’re also going, I look forward to meeting you!
- Check out my discussion with Anastasia Shavrova in the Convos on Invisible Disabilities episode on the podcast Conversations with Chordates. Contact me for more discussions on living with disability