Advisor: Josh Patterson
I am a PhD student and the Florida Sea Grant agent in Monroe County for the UF/IFAS Extension. My research interests are sponge restoration aquaculture in the Florida Keys and I am in the Dr. Josh Patterson Lab. Prior to coming to the University of Florida, I was a research technician at the University of Georgia Marine Extension Shellfish Research Lab. In 2009, I was a Knauss Fellow and spent one year at NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service assisting staff to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). I also spent one summer interning at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. BS from Georgia Tech in Science, Technology, and Culture. MS from Savannah State University in Marine Sciences, where I was a NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center Fellow and my thesis focused on Eastern oyster restoration in coastal Georgia.