Mentorship, education, and community engagement are core components of my approach to science and conservation.

Please email me with any opportunities, ideas, or questions about how to get involved.


I frequently mentor undergraduates, recent grads, and graduate students in a range of settings, including sitting on advisory committees and serving as the primary advisor for thesis projects. Former mentees have gone on to find success via diverse professional routes, from M.S. and PhD programs (including prestigious fellowships), to government positions, and NGO work. Disseminating findings is always a goal of our collaborative work, and this has primarily come via coauthorship on publications and conference presentations.

I encourage any prospective mentees interested in getting involved in my work to email me (especially if funding is available from a home institution).

Education & Engagement

Guest lecture at the University of New Hampshire

I frequently engage with various groups—in particular students—as an educator. Both at home and abroad, I visit classrooms, community groups, local organizations, and community events to speak about marine conservation and exchange knowledge. My background as a PhD student also included formal training and multiple years of experience as a university teaching assistant, when I taught an Ecology lab curriculum featuring observational and experimental studies.

Classroom education in Antigua, West Indies
“First Wednesday” lecture @ the Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, CA)

Fulbright Fellowship Project 

In 2018, I completed a Fulbright Fellowship in Antigua that focused heavily on community engagement. My efforts ranged from classroom visits, to coordinating seminars and research internships, and even making local TV and radio appearances. My work as a Fulbright Fellow has proven to be a building block toward productive and lasting relationships.