I have been working in marine science for ten years, getting my start as an undergraduate in the Three-Seas Program at Northeastern University. After my bachelor's degree and various positions as a research tech from Hawaii to Nahant, I went on to receive my master's degree in Marine Ecology from San Diego State University in 2008. I then worked as a marine biologist and invertebrate taxonomist for the next three years in the City of San Diego's Ocean Monitoring lab. In this position I did everything from oceanographic and biological sampling, to taxonomic identification of benthic invertebrates, to analysis of sediment chemistry and grain size data. I also authored and co-authored several chapters of the annual monitoring reports, and served as the lead production editor. After several years of trying to resist the pull back east, I returned to my New England home in late 2011. I began working as a research assistant in the Witman lab in October, 2012. I primarily focus on analyzing the multitudes of photo-quadrats and hours of time-lapse video that the Witman team has collected over the years as part of ongoing research in the Galapagos Archipelago. In addition to my position at Brown, I work as an environmental scientist at a local consulting firm, conducting ecological and biological assessments in coastal and aquatic wetland habitats. My research interests are generally focussed on the ecology of benthic communities and how they are affected by anthropogenic and natural environmental variability.