I am the Restoration Program Director for Reef Check. I am passionate about using community science to inform management, and I believe that community stewardship is the key to successful ongoing restoration efforts across the Pacific coastline. My goal for the restoration program is to support projects that ensure that kelp forests are available for generations to come. I started working with Reef Check Australia in 2010 and joined the Reef Check California team in May of 2022. I have a Master of Science in marine biology and a Ph.D. in Natural and Physical sciences focusing on environmental research with management applications.