Growing up in the Midwest, I didn’t have any opportunities to explore the ocean or marine wilderness, but I loved being outdoors, science and art. Now, I am a research scientist at the Alaska SeaLife Center. I earned my PhD from Durham University, England in Behavioral Ecology and my master’s degree from Duke University in Coastal Environmental Management. I study the movements and behaviors of marine animals and strive to understand how they respond to changing oceans to inform management and conservation. I love exploring the use of new technology, engineering and coding to help explore the ocean and am also passionate about science communication and incorporating art, music and narrative writing into my programs. I am looking forward to my first year participating with Inspiring Girls and being inspired by our teams of incredible women. In my free time I paint, bake, read, and hike with my dog.
Girls in Icy Fjords Onsite Coordinator 2019