I am from Solon, Ohio and earned my degree from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. My research examines the genetic impact of the hatchery-based oyster restoration program at the Horn Point Lab. I use tools to compare genetic diversity in restored and wild oyster populations. I also build computer models that integrate oyster genetics and biology with realistic scenarios that may aid in decision-making for restoration actions in the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. I am motivated to address real-world issues faced by conservation managers and contribute to solving environmental problems using integrated approaches.
Areas of Expertise
- Oyster restoration and aquaculture
- Population genetics
- Conservation genetics
- B.S. Loyola Marymount University