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Title: Research Assistant
Oregon State University
Hatfield Marine Science Center
2030 SE Marine Science Dr.
Newport, Oregon 97365
M.S. – Marine Reource Management, Oregon State University, 2016
B.A. – Sociology, Chapman University, 2008
Research Interests: Predator-prey interactions, community ecology, human/fisheries and ecosystem interaction, food web dynamics, conservation management, and marine spatial planning.
Biography: I shifted from social research to the natural sciences in 2011, working intially on projects concerning invasive species, forage fishes, prey quality and lipid analysis. My work with the Seabird Oceanography Lab began in 2012, evolving into a master's program at OSU. After completing my master's I continued with the lab as a Faculty Research Assistant.
For my M.S. I examined spatiotemporal shifts in the seabird community in response to dynamic oceanographic and habitat variables at a proposed wave energy site on the central Oregon Coast. Since then I have worked on various projects including limited continuation of at sea surveys, colony/reproductive monitoring, remote monitoring techniques, image analysis (automation techniques), and seabird tracking.