I recently joined the University of Southern California’s Office of Sustainability as a Data Analyst Specialist where I assist with the administration and coordination of research and administrative projects that support campus sustainability on all fronts, with a focus on data collection, analysis, and reporting. Prior to this position, I conducted research and taught undergraduate courses in Environmental Studies and Ecology at USC. During this time, I also conducted a project through the 2021 Scripps Rady Ocean Plastic Challenge focused on the processes leading to marine plastic pollution and relevant solutions. For more information on this, visit my winning team’s website: https://wastezerooceanhero.com/blog/.
I received my PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015. My dissertation research focused on sustainable management of invasive pests and weeds via biological control. Following this as a postdoctoral researcher, I lead research projects funded through the Delta Science Fellowship (California Sea Grant-NOAA), on invasive aquatic weed management in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in collaboration with researchers and policy makers from multiple governmental agencies and academic universities.
Broad Research Interests: Aquatic Ecology, Biological Control, Conservation Biology, Ecological Parasitology, Entomology, Disease Ecology, Global Change Biology, Molecular Ecology, Multitrophic Interactions and Marine Plastic Pollution.