Open Water SCUBA Certification

After officially learning to swim only two years ago, and practicing as water as much as I can, I am officially a NAUI Open Water SCUBA diver! Onward and forward to becoming a scientific diver this upcoming year. Special thanks to my fantastic SCUBA instructor at UCSB, Ed Stetson.


First Place at UCSB Beach Ball

Despite our last minute decision to compete together, we won first place in Blues at the UCSB Beach Ball Ballroom Competition. Thank you to the UCSB Cotilion Dance Team for welcoming me with open arms.


Aboard the NOAA Shearwater

I conducted my first field work with the Hofmann Lab over seagrass beds by the Santa Barbara Channel Islands on RV Shearwater. It was great getting to know Laura Francis from the NOAA Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary and the high school students that came along for the day.


Arrived at the Hofmann Lab, UCSB

Cheers to the start of my Ph.D.! Finally settling into the Hofmann Lab at University of California, Santa Barbara. Click here to learn more about our group.


Graduated from UCSC

I officially earned a Marine Biology B.S. and Theater Arts B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz. It has been a long road with many adventures along the way. I will always hold my memories in the Redwood forest near and dear.


RNH Pinnacles National Park Media Trip

I led the Rethinking Natural History (RNH) team through our first media trip in Pinnacles National Park to get natural footage and bioacoustics to use in my production. Click here to follow our team's work.


Zoot Suit, UCSC

It was great building props and set pieces for UCSC's Zoot Suit, directed by the son of the playwright, Kinan Valdez. It is amazing to see all that goes on backstage firsthand!


Aboard MBARI's Rachel Carson

I joined Senior Scientist Bruce Robison's science team aboard the Rachel Carson based at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). It was amazing watching the team deploy their massive deep sea submersible ROV.


Touch down Coconut Island, HIMB

After connecting with Hawaiian marine biologists as a young child I was determined to finally visit the Hawai`i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) laboratory located on Coconut Island in Kāne'ohe Bay while presenting my research for the ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.


Odyssey, UCSC

I played Helen of Troy in the "Spoils of War" room for the entire run of UCSC's Odyssey. It was great to be involved in such a bold redition of a classic tale. Learn more and more see pictures of the production here.


Featured on UCSC Homepage

My work was featured on the UCSC homepage! Click here to read about my wonderful interview with Peggy Townsend.


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