The primary goal of my research is to understand how animal movement affects the management of wildlife populations. I focus on predators in the marine environment, where animal movement is largely unobserved, and use a combination of field surveys, experiments, big data and emerging data collection technologies, and spatially and temporally explicit analytical tools to understand how animal movement affects the management of highly migratory marine species. I have previously worked for non-profit organizations as a research technician and postdoctoral researcher and I continue to collaborate with NGOs, government agencies, and multi-disciplinary academic teams to ensure real world impact from my research program. I earned a BA from Princeton and a PhD in Environmental Science and Management from UC Santa Barbara.
I am currently a Co-Director of the Sustainable Fisheries Group within the Environmental Market Solutions Lab at UCSB.