Ph.D. Candidate, Biological Oceanography. MIT-WHOI, 2009-2014 (expected)
B.S., Biology. Georgetown University, 2009.
I am interested in host-epibiont interactions in the marine environment, particularly the role that zooplankton play in shaping the community composition and activity of their bacterial flora. I use a combination of molecular tools, laboratory manipulations, and field observations to identify the pathways involved in the copepod response to a range of Vibrio associations.
My passion for promoting the effective communication of science is driven by the belief that a great scientist not only conducts significant research, but also successfully conveys the applicability of their findings to the scientific community and the public.
EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellow 2010-2012
NSF Graduate Fellow 2012-2014