Advisor: Will Patterson and Dave Chagaris
I am a PhD student under Dr. Will Patterson and Dr. David Chagaris, as well as a Research Scientist for FL Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission performing stock assessments for Florida’s marine resources. I received my B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and then earned my M.S. in Operations Research/Biomath from North Carolina State University. My goal is to contribute to the field of ecosystem-based fisheries management and to our understanding of system dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico. In particular, I am exploring survey designs of underwater video surveys and methods to infer red-tide induced movement and mortality on reef fishes in the eastern Gulf.