Cetacean Ecology and Conservation, Fishery Management, Sustainable Aquaculture, Population Dynamics
MASTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University. Durham, NC
Concentration: Coastal Environmental Management
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY, May 2016
Lafayette College. Easton, PA
Title: Is there evidence of preferential feeding in Salvelinus namaycush (Lake Trout) in two NJ impoundments?
Assessed the only two self-sustaining lake trout fisheries in man-made reservoirs in New Jersey. Advised representatives of NJ-FWS, Merrill Creek, and Round Valley Reservoir management. Led data collection and analysis of fish gut content, macroinvertebrate sampling, and gill netting. Presented my research at the Mid-Atlantic ESA conference and the Lehigh Valley Ecology & Evolution Symposium (LVEES).
Developed presentation and public speaking skills by leading weekly educational sessions, shows, zoo tours, and nature hikes. Worked to better translate animal information for a variety of audiences. Trained in handling and husbandry of education animals.
Title: Influence of Multiple Cues on Mate Choice in Female Convict Cichlids
Explored mating behavior of cichlid fish to determine how territory, size, and fighting ability influence female choice. Crafted choice experiment tank design and set-up. Quantified data using RStudio. Produced a paper and presentation on results.
Established relationships with local residents to address attitudes towards environmental issues facing the community. Aided in organization and execution of outreach events and education programming.
Title: How Stratification and Turnover Contribute to Depth-Dependent Dynamics in Zooplankton Feeding Interactions
Developed techniques in aquatic field sampling. Integrated the ecology of plankton in the water column with the physical structure of Merrill Creek Reservoir. Presented research at Lafayette College’s Multidisciplinary Environmental Poster Session (MDEPS).
Engaged with visitors and offered information about rescued animals. Gained insight into management of non-profit and federally licensed centers.
ArcGIS, RStudio, Social Science Surveys, Environmental Education, Field Sampling, Legal Writing
Lafayette College- Marquis Scholar, Dean's List
Captain, Varsity Cheerleading
President, Gymnastic Club
Sponsor and Reference Chairman, Delta Delta Delta