Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley, 2015

B.S. Marine Biology, UC Los Angeles, 2008


2016-Present: Postdoctoral Scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, CA

2015-2016: Analyst I, UC Davis, CA

2009-2015: Doctoral Dissertation Research, UC Berkeley, CA

2014-2015: AAUS Dive Safety Board Student Representative, UC Berkeley, CA

2013-2015: Content Developer, UC Berkeley, CA

 2014: Featured Scientist on Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Catalina Island, CA

2012: Scientific Consultant for BBC Wonders of Life, Catalina Island, CA

2010: Field Research Assistant, UC Berkeley CA

2008: Field and Lab Research Assistant, UC Los Angeles, CA

2007: Field Researcher, University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), Australia 

2006: Field Researcher, UC Los Angeles Marine Biology Quarter, Mo'orea, French Polynesia

2004-2005: Lab Research Assistant, UC Los Angeles, CA


2015: Sea Grant Core Grant

2015: American Academy of Underwater Sciences Best Student Presentation

2014, 2013: Graduate Fellowships for the Tien Scholars in Environmental Sciences and Biodiversity 

2013-2014: UCMP Research Grant for Non-Vertebrate Animals

2011-2014: UC Berkeley Integrative Biology Summer Research Fellowship

2014: Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research, National

2012-2014: USC Wrigley Summer Graduate Research Fellowship

2014: Conchologists of America Academic Grant

2013, 2014, 2010: Sigma Xi Grants in Aid of Research, Berkeley Chapter

2014, 2012, 2011: Remington Kellogg Fellowship for Marine Mammal Research

2012: UC Berkeley Graduate Division Research Grant

2012: Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

2012: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grant in Aid of Research

2009:  William V. Power Graduate Award

2008: Graduated Summa Cum Laude, College Honors, and Departmental Honors from UC Los Angeles


  • Cephalopod International Advisory Council 2015
  • American Academy of Underwater Sciences 2015
  • Western Society of Naturalists 2014
  • Western Society of Naturalists 2013
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2013
  • Cephalopod International Advisory Council 2012
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2011
  • American Malacological Society 2010


  • Animal Behavior 
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Marine Mammals
  • Invertebrate Zoology
  • Biology and Geomorphology of Tropical Islands 
  • General Biology
  • Introduction to Marine Science


2003-Present: Assistant Supervisor Sunday Night Animal Husbandry, Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito, CA

2013-2015: Content Developer, Understanding Global Change website, UC Berkeley, CA

2012-2015: Chair of Information, Expanding Your Horizons Conference, UC Berkeley, CA

2009-2015: Educational Tour Guide, University of California Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley, CA

2009-2015: SCUBA Instructional Assistant, UC Berkeley, CA

2012-2014: Education and Outreach Intern, USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, Catalina Island, CA

2014: Invited Speaker, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

2013, 2012: UC Berkeley Cal Day Speaker, Berkeley, CA

2011-2013: Pleasant Hill Elementary Science Night Presenter, Pleasant Hill, CA

2011-2012: Integrative Biology Graduate Student Assembly Co-Chair, UC Berkeley, CA

2011-2012: Day-Of Event Coordinator, Expanding Your Horizons Conference, UC Berkeley, CA

2011: Mo'orea Science Teachers Conference Presenter, Mo'orea, French Polynesia

2011, 2010: UC Berkeley Cal Day Participant - Biodiversity Road Show, Berkeley, CA

2010: Dinner With a Scientist Presenter, Oakland Zoo, Oakland, CA

2010: Marine Science Review Coordinator, UC Berkeley, CA

2008: Marine Science Institute Camp Counselor, Redwood City, CA

2007-2009: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Octopus Breeding Program Director (Internship), Santa Monica, CA

2006-2007: Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Shark Education Intern, Santa Monica, CA


  • NAUI DIveMaster 
  • AAUS Scientific SCUBA Certification - 100 ft
  • California Boating License