I am a biologist with expertise in fisheries, stress physiology, microbiology, and human microbiome research. I also have a passion for science communication. My skills include: - designing research studies - molecular biology (metagenomics, gene expression (QPCR), microarrays, DNA/RNA extraction) - lab assays (enzyme assays, cortisol radioimmunoassays, and histology) - data analysis - running experimental trials (with fish) - collecting field data - developing and delivering presentations to targeted audiences (academics, resource managers, stakeholders) - manuscript writing - technical and non-technical report writing - policy analysis - translating science for a non-technical audience.
Ph.D. in Fisheries Science, 2010; Oregon State University
NRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow 2010-2011; NOAA SW Fisheries Science Center
CCST Science Policy Fellow 2012; California State Legislature