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Particle export from the surface ocean, phytoplankton physiology, molecular mechanisms of biomineralization, evolution of phytoplankton physiological responses, environmental genetics, particle and cell imaging methods.


PhD     Oceanography, 2012, University of Washington; Advisor: E. Virginia Armbrust

Dissertation Title: Environmentally induced changes to the diatom cell wall and the implications of these changes on biogeochemical cycles

M.S.    Oceanography, 2008, University of Washington; Advisor: E.Virginia Armbrust

Presentation and Paper Title: Chitin in diatoms and its association with the cell wall

B.S.     Biology and Oceanography, 2004, University of Washington; Magna cum laudae



Research Faculty                    Moss Landing Marine Laboratories               2015-present

Postdoctoral Scholar               Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution         2012-2015

Citizen Science Coordinator   Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution         2014-2015      

Science Filmmaker                 COSEE, Woods Hole, MA                             2013

Graduate Research Assistant  University of Washington                              2005-2012                 

Research Intern                       EAWAG, Switzerland                                                2004

Undergraduate Researcher     NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center 2003-2004

Research Apprentice               Friday Harbor Laboratories                            2003

Undergraduate Researcher     University of Washington, Botany                 2002-2003