I am a marine ecologist, a storyteller,and a science communicator. I work at Roger Williams University as an Assistant Professor. My research is focused on marine ecology, bivalves, aquaculture, and extension work. I completed my Ph.D. in the secret sex lives of scallops, a subject that landed me on The Colbert Report in 2013. I’m an alum of the D.C.-based Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship program where I developed a deep appreciation for the world of science policy. I have been a producer for The Story Collider since 2014. I am a co-editor of an upcoming book, Uncharted, which is an anthology of personal stories from scientists with disabilities and medical conditions. If you would like to learn more about my specific medical conditions, listen to a story about it here. I also enjoy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the gentle art. I have dabbled in a variety of different outreach and science communication activities which you can learn more about here.
Roles: Secretary (2019-2021), Past Policy Section Liaison, Online Editor