you ~ the ocean ~ me
It all started with...
...my first trip to the National Aquarium in Baltimore for a 4th grade field trip.
Flash forward 20 years and I have crash-landed in Australia to do my PhD at the University of Queensland. My research is focused on the coral reefs of Timor-Leste - coral reef image analysis of 28,000 reef photos using machine learning, cryptic biodiversity, and coral health. As a graduate student, I has been diving all over the world to photographically document baseline conditions of the world's coral reefs with the XL Catlin Seaview Survey. Additionally, I am a Young Science Ambassador for the Wonder of Science STEM education program for Queensland primary and high school students and enjoys communicating ocean issues. I love talking to anyone and everyone who will listen to me. I occasionally try to be a photographer above and below water, travel, cook, and knit.