I am a research biologist interested in coastal ecology and conservation. Recently, I have been examining the interconnectedness of marine, aquatic and terrestrial systems through cross-boundary nutrient subsidies. My M.Sc. research at Simon Fraser University (SFU) involved studying predator-prey interactions between bears and salmon in the Great Bear Rainforest. I am also passionate about marine invertebrate behaviour and ecology. I am currently the lab manager and research associate for the Salmon Watersheds Lab at SFU (Jon Moore's group).
I love what I do! I specialize in logistics, project management, efficiency in research, problem solving, wilderness safety/first aid, transportation and equipment requirements, teaching and engaging students, working with multiple stakeholders, experimental design and data management/analysis and ecological modelling. I also have an extensive background in conference organization and a broad range of field, laboratory, administrative and leadership experience in government, industry, academia and community outreach programs.