I graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a B.S. in Ecology & Evolution, and later went on to complete an M.S. in Zoology at the University of Otago in New Zealand. I have also done fieldwork in Australia, Hawaii, Antarctica, Mexico, and all over California, and have been studying marine mammals for over 10 years. I am currently based in San Diego, California at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and since 2013 my research has primarily focused on beaked whale acoustic ecology. In particular, my work examines how we can investigate beaked whales by analyzing passive acoustic recordings for their unique echolocation signals.