Title: Environment for the Americasn

Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, Oregon 97365

Education: BS Wildlife and Wildland Conservation, Minor: Environmental Science, Brigham Young University

Research Interests:  Marine conservation, marine education and outreach, avian ecology, Marine mammal ecology, marine invertebrate ecosystems, fisheries management and environmental policy.

Biography: I hail from the wonderful country of Bolivia, and although I only lived there until I was five, the Bolivian culture remains a great part of who I am. After that, my family and I lived in Florida, and now Rhode Island where my love for wildlife, the ocean and the great outdoors was born. The sophomore year of my undergraduate education, I took a marine biology course and it was then that I made up my mind that I would further study the ocean throughout my life.

After graduating, I was lucky to land an internship with Environment for the Americas, which introduced me to bird conservation and research. Part of my internship involves working with the OSU Seabird Oceanography Lab, focusing on the monitoring of common murres at Yaquina Head. This research is examining the effects of Bald Eagles on the reproductive success of  murres. I’m very excited to continue working on this project and increase my passion for the ocean through this experience!