I currently serve as the Director of Research at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, and am an Adjunct Scientist at Mote Marine Laboratory, and an Affiliate Scientist/Scholar at Florida Atlantic University. I have a BS in Marine Biology from UNC-Wilmington (2006) and a PhD in Integrative Biology from Florida Atlantic University (2013). I also completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship with Mote Marine Laboratory (2013–2015), where I managed their Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program Nighttime Tagging Program. Before beginning my role at Loggerhead Marinelife Center, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida from 2015–2016. My research interests lie in marine animal health and toxicology. I have 13 years of experience working with sea turtles and have published 25 papers on a wide variety of topics dealing with red tide, toxicology, and marine organismal health. I was an invited speaker and panel member for the Sea Turtles and Contaminants Workshop in 2010 for the Environmental Contaminants and Sea Turtles Workshop at the International Sea Turtle Symposium in 2019.