I am currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science in the Department of Marine Biology and Ecology. I earned my B.Sc. in Zoology from the University of Florida (2006), and my Ph.D. in 2015 in Marine Biology and Fisheries from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science.
My research uses integrative and comparative physiology to examine organismal and behavioral responses to environmental stressors. My research has spanned across biological levels of organization, species, and life stages. My current research program utilizes aquatic model organisms such the California sea hare (Aplysia californica, “Aplysia”) and the zebrafish (Danio rerio) to advance our understanding of both human health challenges, and the responses of marine and freshwater species to climate change and environmental pollutants.