Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1606
After growing up in beautiful but land locked Minnesota I moved to the island state of Tasmania to study marine biology.
I graduated with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Zoology from the University of Tasmania and moved to Mystic to work as a research assistant at the University of Connecticut.
Then decided to go join Dr. Danielle Zacherl’s lab at California State University, Fullerton and spent lots of time diving in the kelp forests of Baja and California when I wasn’t shooting lasers at statoliths.
I completed my PhD in Dr. Paul Barber’s lab at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016. Every summer during my PhD I was lucky enough to work with the amazing people at the Indonesia Biodiversity Research Center at Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia.
After completing my PhD I worked as a fisheries research geneticist on the ESA listed Snake River Sockeye Salmon and the Salmon River Chinook Integrated Broodstock programs using next-generation sequencing technologies.