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 seabirds 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, and Tasmania.
I currently work as a biologist for Point Blue Conservation Science on the Farallon Islands in California, while at the same time pursuing a PhD at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Generally, I am interested in the spatial ecology and movement patterns of seabirds once they depart their respecitve breeding colonies, and the ways in which oceanographic variability influences specific breeding parameters. My current research addresses questions related to age-specific reproductive strategies of Cassin's auklets, along with winter dispersal patterns of seabirds from the Farallones.