Places that have shaped me
1986-2005: I grew up in Wenatchee, Washington, USA; a long, complicated story. I'll tell you about it when I meet you.
2005-2009: I was Seattle-bound to start my education at the University of Washington, where I received my BSc in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. During these studies I spent almost one year at the University's marine laboratory in the San Juan Islands (Friday Harbor Laboratories). I also had multiple temporary field technician jobs.
2009: I lived in Juneau, Alaska for six months as a research technician for the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. There was much SCUBA diving and plankton sorting throughout the winter.
2010-2011: Again, a research assistant but this time with the Georgia Institute of Technology. During regular trips to the Florida Keys and a six month stay in Fiji, I helped study herbivore feeding behavior and coral-algal chemical warfare.
2011-present: I moved to New Zealand to begin a fascinating PhD, see the 'Current Research' tab.
Early 2015: Projected PhD completion! Where to next?
Outside of research
My hobbies include mountaineering, trans-alpinism, baking, spearfishing, hunting, photography.
I'll post occasional updates about such things in the 'Life Blog' section of this website.