I am a Research Associate at the not-for-profit organization Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder. I received my Bachelor's degree from the University of Miami in Marine Science and Biology, and attended the University of Southern Mississippi for my Master's and Doctorate degree in Experimental Psychology. I have always been fascinated by dolphin cognition, and I strive to conduct research that is not only engaging for the animals, but provides meaningful information in order to better conserve and protect these species.
I am also a lecturer at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, teaching a graduate level course discussing the conservation, research, and management strategies practiced with marine mammals. I strive to provide my students with hands-on learning opportunities, career and research guidance, and a strong foundation of knowledge in the field.