Diatoms and the “biological pump”, particle export from the surface ocean, phytoplankton physiology, molecular mechanisms of biomineralization, evolution of phytoplankton physiological responses, gene phylogenies, environmental genetics, particle and cell imaging methods.
2012 PhD, Oceanography, University of Washington; Advisor: E. Virginia Armbrust
Dissertation Title: Environmentally induced changes to the diatom cell wall and the implications of these changes on biogeochemical cycles
2008 M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington; Advisor: E.Virginia Armbrust
Presentation and Paper Title: Chitin in diatoms and its association with the cell wall.
2004 B.S, Biology and Oceanography, University of Washington; Magna cum laudae
2015-present Research Faculty, Moss Landing Marine Labs
2012-2015 Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2014-2015 Our Radioactive Ocean coordinator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2013 Science filmmaker for the Centers for Ocean Science Education Excellence
2005-2012 Graduate Research Assistant, University of Washington
2004 Research Intern, EAWAG, Switzerland
2003-2004 Undergraduate Researcher, NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
2003 Research Apprentice, Friday Harbor Laboratories, University of Washington,
2002-2003 Undergraduate Researcher, University of Washington, Botany