I am a Graduate Student and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in Dr. David Eggleston’s Marine Conservation and Ecology Lab at North Carolina State University’s Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, located in Morehead City, North Carolina.
My research interests include marine biodiversity, impacts of invasive species, community and population ecology, and marine conservation biology. My current graduate research focuses on understanding patterns and processes that shape community structure and stability, using the marine fouling community as a model system. Specifically, I am interested in the impacts of invasive species and the role of competition and predation in shaping community assemblage patterns (e.g., diversity) and how that varies over time.
M.S., Marine Science, North Carolina State University (2016)
B.S. (magna cum laude), Biology and Marine Science, College of William and Mary (2014)