Describe your work at NCEAS.
I work with the Ocean Health Index team, and will be helping to calculate the 2019 global assessment scores.
What's your favorite thing about NCEAS?
I love the collaborative, welcoming culture and emphasis on openness in science.
What was an "a-ha" moment or experience that made you want to do work in ecology, science and/or conservation?
When I was studying abroad in Turks and Caicos, I had a conversation with a local fisherman that enlightened me to the inextricable connection between people and the natural world. Since then, human-environment relationships have been at the center of my approach to conservation and resource management.
If you could be any animal (or other organism), what would it be and why?
I would love to feel what it's like to be a dolphin soaring through the waters of the SB Channel!
What's your favorite Santa Barbara spot?
Catch me playing volleyball at East Beach or hiking the front country trails with my dog Gary!