Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Duke University, Marine Science & Conservation – 2012
Certificate in College Teaching, Duke University –  2012
M.E.M., Duke University, Coastal Environmental Management – 2005
Certificate in Geospatial Analysis, Duke University – 2005
B.A., Gettysburg College, Biology and Environmental Studies – 2003

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

  • Sea Grant John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship – 2013
  • Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duke University Graduate School – 2012
  • McCurdy Writing Fellowship, Duke University Marine Laboratory – 2011-2012
  • Bass Fellowship for Undergraduate Instruction, Duke University – 2010-2011
  • Lerner-Gray Marine Research Grant – 2010
  • Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, Duke University – 2009-2010
  • Center of Marine Conservation Provost Fellowship, Duke University – 2007-2009
  • Archie Carr Best Student Presentation Award, 29th Symposium Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation – 2009
  • Oak Foundation Research Grant, Duke University – 2008 & 2009
  • Edna Bailey Sussman Fund Award, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University – 2005
  • Provost Senior Project Award, Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College – 2002

TEACHING & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Duke University Marine Laboratory – 2017-present.
  • Assistant Professor, Gettysburg College – 2014-2018: Courses – Ecology, Marine Ecology, Marine Megafauna, Senior Seminar Research Capstone
  • Instructor, Duke University Marine Laboratory – 2010-2014: Courses – Biology and Conservation of Sea Turtles, Sound in the Sea: Introduction to Marine Bioacoustics
  • Research Assistant, Duke University Marine Laboratory – 2007-2010: Sea turtle audiology, behavior and habitat use
  • Teaching Assistant, Duke University Marine Laboratory – 2008-2009: Courses: Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy, Marine Policy, and Biology & Conservation of Sea Turtles
  • Research Scientist, Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Conservation Network – 2006-2007: Database of sea turtle nesting habitat use, monitoring status, protection policies, and threats in the Wider Caribbean
  • Research Technician, Duke University Marine Laboratory – 2006:  Dolphin photo identification
  • Marine Mammal Research Assistant, University of Maine – 2005:  Spatial distribution of harbor and gray seals in the Gulf of Maine
  • Advanced Marine Mammal Research & Training Intern, Living Seas, EPCOT – 2004: Dolphin and manatee operant conditioning, cognitive and behavioral research, and husbandry
  • Research Assistant and Laboratory Manager, Gettysburg College – 2001-2003: Benthic research laboratory maintenance and mussel bed spatial variability research