Advisor: Jeff Hill
I’m a Florida native, working at Hernando County’s Florida Sea Grant Agent with the UF/IFAS Extension Office. Within my extension role, I work on many coastal and marine programs to address issues related to fisheries, habitats, water quality, and sustainable economic resource activities. As a new Ph.D. student of Dr. Jeff Hill’s lab, I plan to incorporate telemetry, a controlled-temperature system, and cooperative extension to further investigate how the Common Snook, Centropomus undecimalis, utilizes habitats along Hernando’s coast, and estimate the lower lethal temperature limits of this species. Formerly, I was a fisheries biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and an adjunct professor for the University of Tampa. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from Florida State University, a Coastal and Marine Science Resources Certificate from Florida State University, and a Master of Science in Biological Oceanography from the University of Florida.