I am doing my PhD studies at Purdue University (Indiana). Before coming to the United States I used to work and study in Uruguay, my home country, where I could develop some projects with seabirds, especially terns and gulls. I am interested in the study of how individuals aquire their food, how they allocate the energy and nutrients (e.g., reproduction, foraging, rearing) and the result of this allocation (fitness). More recently as a result of a study in the Kelp Gull that started in 2011, I became interested in plastic pollution. Since then with my colleagues we have developed some research on this topic with very promising results.