I'm a marine ecologist, amateur photographer, and data enthusiast. I use this site to showcase my science and photography, as well as to blog about fieldwork and everyday life. My interest in marine ecology, and seabirds in particular, has taken me to various locations across the Pacific; on islands in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, off the coasts of California and Oregon, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, mainland Australia, and Tasmania.
I currently work as a biologist for Point Blue Conservation Science on the Farallon Islands in California, while at the same time finishing my PhD at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Generally, I am interested in the spatial ecology and movement patterns of seabirds once they depart their respective breeding colonies, and the ways in which oceanographic variability influences breeding parameters. My current research addresses questions related to age-specific reproductive strategies of Cassin's auklets, along with the winter dispersal patterns of seabirds from the Farallones.