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Curriculum Vitae

Education

2008Ph.D. in Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Fisheries Science
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD. Dissertation: Cause, consequence, and prevalence of spatial structure of white perch (Morone americana) populations in the Chesapeake Bay.
2002Masters of Science in Marine Science with a concentration in Ichthyology
Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA. Thesis: Bomb radiocarbon in otoliths of yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) as a chronometer for age validation of quillback rockfish (Sebastes maliger).
1997Bachelors of Science with a concentration in Biology
Tufts University, Medford, MA. Thesis: Fitness costs of salinity fluctuation in the marine polychaete, Capitella sp. I.

Appointments

2012-Research Scientist, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME
2012-Adjunct Graduate Faculty, University of Maine School of Marine Sciences, Orono, ME
2012-Adjunct Graduate Faculty, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Marine Science and Technology, Fairhaven, MA
2008-2012Post-doctoral Researcher/Research Associate, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Fairhaven, MA
2004-2008Graduate Student Researcher, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Solomons, MD
2003-2004Research Technician, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA
2001-2003Graduate Student ResearcherMoss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA
2001-2002Research Assistant, California Sea Grant College Program, Moss Landing, CA
2000-2002Research Assistant, Pacific States Marine Fishery Commission, Moss Landing, CA
1999Environmental Scientist/Consultant, All Environmental, Inc., Hermosa Beach, CA

Teaching experience

2012Guest lecturer for Stock Assessment, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
2009Instructor for Population Ecology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
2007Teaching Assistant for Fish Biology, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, MD
2001Teaching Assistant for Ichthyology, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, Moss Landing, CA
1998-1999Marine Educator, Roundhouse Marine Studies Laboratory, Manhattan Beach, CA
1998Naturalist Assistant, Center for Coastal Studies, Provincetown, MA

Awards and honors

  • AIFRB W.F. Thompson Best Student Paper Award (2012)
  • Student award for oral presentation: Annual Tidewater-Mid-Atlantic AFS Chapter Meeting (2007 & 2008)
  • Skinner Memorial Award: American Fisheries Society (2005 & 2007)
  • Best Student Poster Award: Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Symposium (2003)
  • Poster selected for exhibition: San Jose State University Exhibition of Excellence (2002)
  • Student award for oral presentation: Sea Grant Graduate Researcher Symposium California and the World Ocean Conference (2002)

Service

  • U.S. Delegate to International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas Meetings, 2013 & 2014
  • River Herring Technical Expert Working Group, member 2014- present
  • Environmental Defense Fund, Ecosystems Working Group 2014- present
  • Member of US Delegation to ICCAT (2013, 2014)
  • Chair of ICES Stock Identification Working Group (SIMWG). 2013-present
  • Theme Session Convener, 2012 World Fisheries Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland.
  • Environmental Defense Fund Closed Area Working Group, 2012- 2013
  • Co-Chair of Review Group for Artic and North-western stocks. ICES, 2011.
  • Co-Chair of ICES Workshop on the Implications of Stock Structure (WKISS). 2011
  • Reviewer for ICES stock assessments, NOAA Fisheries and the Environment Program Proposals, Virginia Sea Grant Proposal Review Panel, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Ecological Applications, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Biology, Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, Fishery Bulletin, Fisheries Oceanography. Reviewer for NOAA Fisheries and the Environment Program Proposals, ICES stock assessments, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Ecological Applications, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Marine Biology, Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, Fishery Bulletin, Fisheries Oceanography, Environmental Biology of Fishes, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, and ICES Journal of Marine Science
  • Vote Auditor for the American Fisheries Society (2008 - present)
  • Seminar Series Organizer for Department of Fisheries Oceanography, UMass Dartmouth (2009 & 2010)
  • AFS Northeastern Division Representative for the Executive Committee of the Education Section (2010)
  • President of University of Maryland American Fisheries Society Student Subunit (2005-2007)
  • Organizer of Graduate Student Skills Workshop at Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (2007)
  • Participant in Snowbird Charrette in Environmental Research Design (2006)
  • Mentor in NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (Summer 2005& 2007)
  • Chesapeake Biological Laboratory tour guide/outreach educator (2005-2007)
  • Treasurer of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Student Body (2000-2001)
  • Seminar Series Student Organizer of Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (2000-2001)
  • Teacher for LORAX Environmental Education Program at Tufts University (1997)

Mentorship

Committee member:

  • Lisha Guan, PhD. candidate, University of Maine, School of Marine Science
  • Doug Zemeckis, PhD. candidate, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Greg Decelles, PhD., University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Internship mentor:

  • Miguel Barajas, Undergraduate intern, University of Southern Maine
  • Nathaniel Jermain, Undergraduate intern, University of Vermont