WHAT DO I DO?
I began working with marine mammals when I was 17 years old. After a few degrees and a deep dive into foraging ecology, I found a niche in marine mammal parasite ecology. My work has taken me around the world to study whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions and the parasites that infect them.
During my PhD, I discovered a love of historical ecology. I work with museum collections and unlikely data sources to reveal mysteries of ocean ecosystems of the past.
Though I am I scientist through and through, I love teaching other scientists how to talk about their work in comprehendable ways. Now, I am working as a postdoc at the Yale Peabody Museum teaching students about science communication in a museum.