I am a first year PhD student at Oregon State University. My research interests include larval fish ecology and climate change. I am currently investigating how oceanographic conditions rockfish experience as larvae affect their growth, diets, and survival. I think it is vital that we understand how the oceanographic conditions larval fish experience influence their survival so we can better understand how climate change will affect these species in the future.
My interest in climate change and its impacts of rockfish stems from my master's research that investigated the effects of ocean acidification on the behavior and swimming physiology of juvenile rockfishes.
I am fascinated by the diversity of rockfish species and by how delicious rockfish tacos are.