I am broadly interested in understanding mechanisms of ecosystem resilience. Currently, I am working to further our knowledge of interactions between humans and coral reef ecosystems in order to better inform conservation of coral reefs in a changing environment. I do this by conducting research expeditions, using statistical modelling to disentangle large data sets, and implementing genomic and bioinformatic approaches to support conservation decisions.
I am a PhD candidate in the Baum Lab at the University of Victoria, where my thesis research focuses on how human and environmental impacts can affect interactions between corals and their symbiotic algae (Symbiodinium).
When I'm not working on my research, I like to swim, garden, hike, and SCUBA dive. I am a conservation photographer, and I enjoy exploring the world through my camera lens.