I am a second-year Ph.D. student at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. As a member of the Coral Reef Futures Lab, I investigate what lies ahead for the world’s coral reef ecosystems, which are rapidly declining due to combined local and global impacts.
Broadly, my research explores potential mechanisms - such as acclimatization, adaptation, and interventions - of enhancing coral resilience to environmental and anthropogenic stressors. Drawing from my background in biology and environmental science, I conduct laboratory and field experiments and analyze physiological, ecological, and genetic data. I hope my work will inform coral reef conservation and restoration efforts in Florida and the Caribbean.
I am committed to involving young people and members of the South Florida community in marine science and ocean stewardship through education and public outreach. By assistant-teaching university courses, giving laboratory tours to the public, and leading citizen science expeditions, I aim to share my passion for ocean life with the next generation of scientists, policy-makers, and activists.
Finally, I use underwater photography to champion marine conservation and environmental justice. Since ecosystems below the ocean’s surface remain out of sight and often out of mind, underwater images reveal their beauty and vulnerability while igniting a viewer’s desire to preserve them.
Questions? I’m happy to answer them! Ideas for a collaboration? Let’s make it happen!
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