I joined the lab in May 2022 as a PhD student in the environmental sciences program. I received my M.Sc. in Ocean, Coastal & Earth Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2021 and my B.Sc. in Marine Biology at Southern Arkansas University in 2019. Before starting my PhD, I was employed as a North Pacific Groundfish Observer in the Bering Sea, Alaska. My research currently involves compliance with rockfish conservation areas (RCAs) of British Columbia, Canada. I’m passionate about exploration, adventure, and conservation.