NASA EVS-2 Mission: COral Reef Airborne Laboratory
Research Technician, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (2016-2019)

“Characterizing Diffuse Attenuation of Reef and Adjacent Waters in Hawaii and Bermuda”
Oral Presentation, ASLO Aquatic Sciences (2019)
Oral Presentation, Ocean Optics XXIV (2018)

Underwater Photomosaics for Validation of Remotely Sensed Shallow Seafloor Community Maps
Poster Presentation, HyspIRI and Surface Biology and Geology Science and Applications Workshop (2018)

In-Water Photomosaic Validation of Remote Sensing Benthic Community Maps
Oral Presentation, ASLO Ocean Sciences Conference (2018)

“Coral Reef Condition Across the Hawaiian Archipelago and Relationship to Environmental Forcing”
Oral Presentation for Dr. Eric Hochberg, NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Meeting (2017)

Using High-Resolution Photomosaicking Techniques to Validate Benthic Cover Data from Remote Sensing Technologies
Oral Presentation, ASLO Aquatic Sciences Conference (2017)

Freshwater Drainage Impact on Coral Reef Community
Field Technician, West Maui (2014)

Optical Index for Assessment of Coral Physiological Status
Poster Presentation, ASLO Ocean Sciences Conference (2014)

Influences of Light and Temperature on Coral Bio-Optics
REU Scholarship Project, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences


NASA Earth Expeditions: The Magic of the Marianas and Micronesia
NASA Earth Expeditions: Coral Reef Close-up
Nature: Marine ecologists take to the skies to study coral reefs


Career Track: Data Scientist with Python
DataCamp, Certificate of Completion (2019)

Calibration & Validation for Ocean Color Remote Sensing 
Darling Marine Center, University of Maine (2017)

Monitoring the Oceans from Space
EUMETSAT, Certificate of Achievement (2017)

Bachelor of Science: Earth Science
Portland State University, Oregon (2013)

Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts
Washtenaw Community College, Michigan (2007)


Teaching Assistant: Coral Reef Ecology, Underwater Research Methodology
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (2013-14)

Laboratory Internship: Oceanography
Coral Reef Ecology & Optics Laboratory, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (2012-13)

Research Assistant: Education and Statistics
Pacific Research Associates, Oregon (2008-12)

Research Assistant: Volcanology
Portland State University, Oregon (2011)

Research Assistant: Environmental Science and Management
Portland State University, Oregon (2009)


Photomosaicking, Spectrophotometry, Underwater Transects, CPCe, Water Quality Sampling and Data Collection, Sonde Deployment, Suspended Sediment Filtering, Seawater Chlorophyll Filtering and Extraction, Symbiodinium Isolation and Measurement, Winkler Titration, HOBO Temperature Logger, LI-COR Data Logger, Optical Microscopy, Bathymetry, GPS Navigation

ENVI, Python, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Agisoft PhotoScan Pro, HydroLight, Biospherical Profiler

350+ Logged Scientific Dives

2019 – Emergency First Responder (CPR/First Aid)
2019 – PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider
2016 – Queensland Marine Licence Indicator
2016 – BoatUS Hawaii State Boating Safety Course
2014 – AAUS Scientific Diver (100 ft)
2014 – SSI Dry Suit Diver
2012 – PADI Rescue Diver
2012 – PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
2012 – Small Boat Safety
2010 – NAUI Open Water Diver