I am currently a Masters Student at Sonoma State University and formerly Stranding Coordinator at The Marine Mammal Center. I'm a transplant from the Midwest who started working with wild marine
mammals as part of the stranding networks in both Alaska and California. My experiences at TMMC have allowed me to work with a number of talented and dedicated marine biologists and veterinarians. I've become hooked on the ocean and vertebrates that live within it. My interests involve pinniped ecology and conservation, with focus on how stressors can impact their physiology and health. Fur seals are personal favorites as they typically live in remote areas that can be exciting to travel to. Although I enjoy working with individual animals, my goal is to provide physiological data that can help manage conservation efforts for whole species and marine ecosystems.